2010 NFL Draft: Dolphins Desperate for Wide Receiver but Must Draft Defense

March 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Much has been made of the Miami Dolphins' desperate need for a No. 1 wide receiver.
Critics have consistently argued that without that go-to guy, Chad Henne's offensive weapons will be limited, which will in turn limit his productivity and future Dolphins success.
But Miami's needs are not limited to the offense, and it's their struggling defense that requires the most improvement.
The offseason has seen some dramatic changes in the Dolphins defense, not least the decision to replace outgoing defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni with Mike Nolan.
Nolan’s task will be improving a side that allowed 390 points this season (the third highest in the AFC) and gave up a franchise-record—and NFL-high—140 points in the fourth quarter.
Last season Nolan improved the Denver Broncos defense substantially, with them ranked seventh overall in the NFL. But their ranking of third against the pass, giving up just 186.3 yards per g...

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