Dolphin's Quick Fix Via 2014 Draft
By Drew Cathey
It's that time of the year again where all the experts are out predicting their first round of the NFL Draft. Everyone seems to have their own opinion where teams should go and sometimes they're right and sometimes they're wrong. The beauty of it all is that whatever they put out people will read because it is interesting to see who their team might draft and whether or not they will like it.
Mel Kiper recently did a podcast and talked about the Dolphins and where they should go regarding the first round. He said that their focus should be on the offensive line, running backs, line backers and safeties. His main concern seemed to be for the offensive line. For one out of very few times I really agree with him and what he said.
This past year was horrendous for the Dolphin's offensive line. Ryan Tannehill seemed like he was on the turf every other play and when it wasn't every other play it was probably back-to-back plays. In addition to that the running game was few and far between. With all of that going on on the field it didn't help either with the Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito incident.
So, while the Dolphins should look to address some of these issues via free agency, their number one concern in terms of the draft should be to get an offensive lineman with the 19th pick. With the complexity of college offenses now-a-days, college lineman can come into the NFL ready to play from the first snap. The Dolphins need help protecting Tannehill and if they can't do that then they can't expect to win. Therefore, it's time to get some guys up front that can get the job done.