The Dolphins have Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons penciled in as starters. The verdict is still out on Koa Misi, but the team believes he can be the third starter. Misi has dealt with injuries the past few seasons, so taking a linebacker in round one is not such a bad idea. The teams linebacking corps was terrible last season, along with the rest of the defense. This draft is mainly going to be focused on the defense as the team looks to retool that side of the ball.
You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.
Miami Dolphins’ case for a linebacker in the NFL draft’s first round | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins have three likely starting linebackers on the roster but need to address the position across the board to improve the run defense longterm.
2017 NFL Draft Preview: Dolphins QB Situation
Starter Ryan Tannehill and backup Matt Moore have occupied the top two spots since the 2012 season and the expectation is that they once again will be first and second on the depth chart when the 2017 regular season kicks off in September.
2017 NFL Draft Preview: Dolphins Quarterback Draft History
The Dolphins selected a quarterback every year from 1971-76, from 1978-81, from 1986-88 and from 2007-09 when John Beck, Chad Henne and Pat White all were taken in the second round.
Dolphins Offensive Line
Dolphins deciding on RT Ja’Wuan James’ $8 million fifth-year option | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins seem to need right tackle Ja’Wuan James, but exercising the team option on him for 2018 would make him one of the top 10 highest-paid players on the roster as it stands now. James, who is a 24-year-old still on his rookie contract, will play the upcoming season with a $2.
Dolphins weren't scared off by Tunsil's video, and rewarded for it | Miami Herald
Laremy Tunsil didn’t post the video of him smoking a gas-mask bong. He paid the price nonetheless. As another draft nears, agents are advising their players to lay low until their names are called.
Mike Tannenbaum says both teams won 2016 Dolphins-Eagles trade | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins have been active on the trade market the past two offseasons under Mike Tannenbaum, and he recently offered some insight into how he views deals.
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