2010 NFL Draft Debate: Should Dolphins Go NT or OLB at No. 12?

April 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Bill Parcells arrived as team president in 2008, nobody expected the Dolphins to reverse their fortunes so quickly. GM Jeff Ireland and Head Coach Tony Sparano were with Bill Parcells in Dallas and have also had significant contributions to the immediate success of Miami.
The Dolphins won the AFC East in 2008 and finished with a 7-9 record in 2009. The biggest reason the Dolphins won four fewer games in 2009 was slippage on the defensive side of the ball where they ranked 25th in total defense.

Miami's draft philosophy the last two years has been to attack position groups of weakness. In 2008 the Dolphins fixed the offensive line and defensive lines with offensive tackle Jake Long and defensive ends Kendall Langford and Phillip Merling.
In 2009 Miami upgraded its secondary with corners Vontae Davis and Sean Smith. Even after signing inside linebacker Karlos Dansby to huge contract, look for the Dolphins to focus on the front seven in R...

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