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The Splash Zone - 4/25/16: Dolphins Should Target A Running Back Early

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As recent trends would suggest, the Dolphins should look to target a running back early. As recent trends/odds have shown, the earlier a running back is drafted the more likely he is to succeed. The Dolphins appeared to be very interested in Todd Gurly last year, but we will never know if that was a smokescreen or the truth. This year, the Dolphins appear to be interested in the draft's top back, Ezekiel Elliott. If Elliott is there at No.13, look for the Dolphins to pull the trigger.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Trends suggest that Miami Dolphins should target running back | Miami Herald
Yes, running backs have been devalued in the NFL. Yes, you can find one in the later rounds. But still, the odds are that the earlier a team takes one in the draft, the higher the likelihood of success.

Dolphins 2016 Draft

NFL Draft: Ex-Dolphin John Bosa says son exceeded him by age 18 |
If it’s spring, John Bosa is certain it’s coming, just as sure as the humidity.

Dolphins think they can improve on recent fortunes of second- and third-round draft picks - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins have recently started to reverse their woeful history on second- and third-round picks in the NFL draft. And they believe they'll do even better in this year.

Keep it simple, Dolphins: Draft RB Elliott or CB Hargreaves at No. 13 | Miami Herald
Don’t over-think this. Running back and cornerback are the Dolphins’ two most pressing needs. Ezekiel Elliott is the draft’s best back. Vernon Hargreaves is the best pure corner. And Miami should be poised to pounce on either if they get the chance Thursday night.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Dolphins draft plans flash poll: Would you trade up, stay put, or trade back? - The Phinsider
The NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, meaning we have just four days until we finally will know what the Miami Dolphins will do in the first round. Up until now, we have covered many of the draft...

Dolphins draft rumors: Jack Conklin, Myles Jack, and Ezekiel Elliott all on Miami draft radar - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins could be looking to draft an offensive lineman, a running back, or a linebacker with the 13th overall pick - or they could trade up to make sure they land one of them.