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The Splash Zone 4/24/18: Dolphins Will Fill Needs With Best Player Available

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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.

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The Miami Dolphins have been saying they will draft the best player available when the team makes their selections. But the team will also draft for need. When the Dolphins make their first round selection, they will be taking the best player available, but also filling a team need. The Dolphins will have players ranked, with some players ranked a bit higher due to the fact he will fill a team need.

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

Miami Dolphins draft will address needs | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins tell fans they want to draft the best player available, but built into that ranking is what the team needs, so it is right to say the Dolphins also draft for need.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

If Miami Dolphins look hard enough, they can find QB talent at No. 11 (and well beyond) | The Daily Dolphin
You know the Dolphins are committed to Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback in 2018. You also know they currently have the No. 11 pick in this week’s draft. And you know this quarterback class, supposedly four deep, could be spoken for by the time Miami’s on the clock.


Dolphins Linebackers

Dolphins draft profile: Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch | Miami Herald
Boise State's Leighton Vander Esch is a no-doubt first-round pick. And he might go as high as 11 to the Dolphins, although they might like him more should they trade back in the first round.


Dolphins Draft

Draft analysts offer Dolphins' best option in first round | Miami Herald
Four evaluators weighed in on who the Dolphins should select among players who could be there at pick 11. One analyst said Miami cannot stay at 11.

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins can make it fun by picking a playmaker | The Daily Dolphin
It’s been at least a few years since a Dolphins’ draft energized the fan base, and this week might finally bring some excitement. There’s drama surrounding what will happen with the No.

NFL Draft will affect several Dolphins veterans | Miami Herald
Several Miami Dolphins veterans will emerge from the NFL Draft with a bit more clarity about their potential roles or in some cases, chances of making the team.


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