Star Potential: Miami Dolphins Need All-Pros to Emerge

April 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While much of the talk this Miami Dolphins offseason has focused on the free agent addition of linebacker Karlos Dansby and potential selections with the 12th pick in the draft, an aspect as important as any as been overlooked.
Internal development.
Dansby should be huge for the Dolphins this year, he's got the talent to become an All-Pro in 2010. But how many of his teammates will join him in the Pro Bowl?
Left tackle Jake Long, strong safety Yeremiah Bell and place-kicker Dan Carpenter were Miami's only selections from the 2009 season. Bell and Carpenter were injury-replacements though.
More than that is needed if the Dolphins want to make the transition from bubble playoff team to contender. 
Besides Randy Starks, who was rated by Scouts Inc. as 2009's top 3-4 defensive end in the AFC, Miami needs guys to emerge as not just good players, but elite ones. That kind of growth likely won't come from this year's draft class.
It needs to come...

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