2011 NFL Mock Draft: How Sparano and Daboll Affect Miami Dolphins Draft Plans

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' outlandish wish to find the next Dan Marino and install an up-tempo offense may have been squashed once the team announced the hiring of former Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
Under Daboll, the Browns ran a similar ground 'n' pound style of play that has formed the Dolphins' identity since Tony Sparano's arrival. So, it is safe to assume that Miami will continue down the path of "four yards and a cloud of dust" offense that Ross apparently despises (Good for Tony).
The team's decision to hire Daboll and retain Sparano significantly alters the outlook for the Dolphins' 2011 Draft. Although quarterback and the team's needs remain the same, their rank of importance has changed.
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