Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft starts tonight, and there are plenty of players with starter potential. Lets take a look at the positions where Miami could use an upgrade.
The Dolphins jettisoned two linebacker this offseason - Dannelle Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler - and have only added Spencer Paysinger in free agency, who's thought to be a core special teams player and backup. The Dolphins front office has been in much discussion as to inside linebacker Koa Misi's best position. Should they view him as a good fit as the SAM linebacker, the team could use the second day of the draft to take a middle linebacker. If the Dolphins want to make the playoffs, their linebackers need to cover athletic tight ends, as well as stop the run. The Dolphins were particularly poor at stopping the run last season.
Top prospects: Eric Kendricks, Denzel Perryman, Benardrick McKinney
Despite many de-valuing the position, a running back can become Ryan Tannehill's best friend. The team needs a workhorse type back to compliment Lamar Miller. The longer the team holds onto the football, the less time the opposition can score a touchdown. A physical running back can help achieve that.
Top prospects: Tevin Coleman, Duke Johnson, Ameer Abdulla, Jeremy Langford
Dallas Thomas and Billy Turner are still unknown quantities. Miami did bring in Jeff Linkenbach and Jacques McClendon, but do they fill you with confidence? Buffalo and New York will have formidable defensive lines next season, and Miami better learn how to protect their quarterback.
Top prospects: La'el Collins, Ali Marpet, Josue Mathias, A.J. Cann, Tre Jackson
Every good NFL defense needs three starters at the corner position. Is Jamar Taylor durable enough to be a starter? The draft this year lacked top notch talent at the position, but is as deep as they come.
Top prospects: Ronald Darby, Eric Rowe, Jalen Collins, Quinten Rollins, D'Joun Smith, P.J. Williams
Ndamukong Suh may make this defense elite, and Earl Mitchell is a capable starter, but are A.J. Francis and Anthony Johnson good enough to be rotational players. What if Suh or Mitchell get injured? Can they be full time starters?
Top Prospects: Eddie Goldman, Jordan Phillips, Xavier Cooper, Michael Bennett, Carl Davis, Grady Jarrett
Which positions do you think the Miami Dolphins should upgrade on day 2? Lets hear your views!
Alex Parish is an Associate Editor at The Phinsider. Be sure to follow me on Twitter@AlexParish89.