Right Under Your Nose: Miami Dolphins Move Randy Starks To Nose Tackle

April 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While the Miami Dolphins did not select a true nose tackle in the 2010 draft, it appears they didn't need to; they've had their candidate on the roster the whole time. 
General manager Jeff Ireland announced during the draft that defensive end Randy Starks will make the transition to nose tackle next season, noting that this is a move that has been considered in-house for quite some time and that Starks was more than willing to make the switch. 
"We felt we had one of the best available nose tackles and he was on our own team," Ireland said. "When he was in there he was very good. He has the body type to be a nose. Very powerful."
After joining the Dolphins as a free agent two years ago, Starks was considered as nothing more than a career backup who would be a nice addition for depth along the defensive line. 
The former defensive tackle emerged as one of the best 3-4 defensive ends in the league last season, starting all 16 games for Miami at right e...

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