Dolphins Draft Preview

Here's a look at the moves the Dolphins have made this off-season and their needs going into the draft.

Miami Dolphins
2014 draft picks:
1st round (19), 2(50), 3(81), 4(155), 5(149), 6(190), 7 (234)

The Dolphins finished 8-8 in 2013. Not bad considering the locker room turmoil in South Florida. At the same time, because of the huge money they spent the previous off-season last year resulted in great disappointment.

Moving forward, Miami has pressing needs across the offensive front and in the secondary.

1. Offensive Line

Miami was active in free agency landing the trio of tackles Jason Fox and Branden Albert and guard Shelley Smith. Still, you have to think the Dolphins pickup a tackle and another interior offensive linemen. Zack Martin makes a lot of sense with their first pick because he can play tackle and guard.

2. Defensive Back
The Dolphins used two picks in the last draft to select Jamar Taylor and Will Davis. Neither were big factors in 2013. They do need to address this position and land at solid No. 2 guy. Finding an everyday safety is a priority at some point with this draft.

3. Linebacker
Quite simply the Dolphins need a guy that they can pick in this draft that's a plug and play talent. They just have too many question marks with this position on their roster.

Key Acquisitions
Knowshon Moreno (RB)
Damian Williams (WR)
Jason Fox (OT)
Branden Albert (OT)
Shelley Smith (OG)
Earl Mitchell (NT)
Cortland Finnegan (CB)
Louis Delmas (S)

No Longer With The Team
Jonathan Martin (OT)
John Jerry (OG)
Paul Soliai (NT)
Dimitri Patterson (CB)
R.J. Stanford (CB)
Nolan Carroll (CB)
Chris Clemons (S)

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