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The Splash Zone 3/6/18: Competition For Ryan Tannehill

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Miami Dolphins v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

From everything that we have heard, the Miami Dolphins are most likely going to be drafting a quarterback in the NFL Draft this year. Many have heard that the team is infatuated with Baker Mayfield and would love to add him in the first round. The only problem is he most likely won’t last to the Dolphins pick at #11. This means the team will somehow have to trade up a some spots to select Mayfield, or another quarterback they covet.

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

SI’s Peter King: Adam Gase needs Tannehill challenger, now | The Daily Dolphin
Peter King of Sports Illustrated is one of the most respected journalists in professional football. When King writes, "Beware, Tannehill" in his popular Monday Morning Quarterback column, we should all take note.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins might be wise to select QB in first round, but NFL draft has depth - Sun Sentinel
Many around the league think the Miami Dolphins would be wise to select a quarterback with the No. 11 pick of the NFL draft even though Ryan Tannehill is their starter. But they could also get a quality QB in later rounds.

Miami Dolphins gamble on Ryan Tannehill as future at quarterback - AFC East- ESPN
Miami's starter is coming off a knee injury, but with limited cap space and the No. 11 pick, it might not have the resources to add an exciting Plan B.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Ravens, three mystery teams join in on Jarvis Landry talks – ProFootballTalk
There are now more teams interested in franchised-tagged wide receiver Jarvis Landry, and one of them is the most active team of every offseason. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Ravens joined the Bears among teams talking to tagged Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry about a possible tra...


Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins: 5 Things to Know about DE Robert Quinn | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins pulled off what could end up as a very strong trade with the Los Angeles Rams last week, sending a fourth-round pick and swapping sixth-round picks for defensive end Robert Quinn.

Jay Ajayi trade helped Dolphins land Robert Quinn | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins were able to pull off a trade for defensive end Robert Quinn in no small measure because they had the pick added from the Jay Ajayi trade.


Dolphins Linebackers

Dolphins’ Gase: Alonso played better than most think in 2017 | Miami Herald
A feisty Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase pushed back against the narrative that Kiko Alonso did not play well in 2017. Pro Football Focus disagrees.

2018 NFL Draft: Is dynamic LB Roquan Smith right for Miami Dolphins? | The Daily Dolphin
INDIANAPOLIS — The Miami Dolphins need a dynamic, explosive, play-making linebacker who can handle coverage and also chase from sideline-to-sideline and finish with authority. The Dolphins need a youngster like Roquan Smith, the linebacker from Georgia.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Challenger for Ryan Tannehill? Are Dolphins really infatuated with QBs? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have been linked repeatedly to quarterbacks throughout the offseason, especially now as the NFL Scouting Combine comes to a close. The smoke around Baker Mayfield and the...