Miami has struggled at the quarterback spot for a several years, but the off-season move to trade their best wide receiver is not going to help whoever plays behind center this season. The team tried to land a free agent quarterback this off-season, but failed in their attempt and now most experts have the Dolphins filling that need at next week's NFL Draft.
Ryan Tannehill from Texas A&M is the biggest rumor surrounding the team as his former coach is now the offensive coordinator for Miami, but the youngster is raw and has just two years experience after a switch from wide receiver in college. While most experts have Tannehill going to Miami with the eighth overall choice next week, this is a reach, but a gamble it looks like the team will take.
Another possibility with their top choice is linebacker Melvin Ingram from South Carolina. The Dolphins will switch up their defense this season under new head coach Joe Philbin and the team needs to add another play-maker opposite of Cameron Wake. Miami could wait until round two and if that is the case, look for the team to take Andre Branch from Clemson in the second round as he can play end in a 3-4 or 4-3, making him a good choice for this team.
Miami has two third round choices and the team will use these to add weapons on offense. This draft is deep at wide receiver and the team will need to add some depth and play-makers after trading away Brandon Marshall. Chris Givens from Wake Forest and A.J. Jenkins from Illinois are two quality players that should still be on the board when Miami takes the clock with the 72nd and 73rd overall picks.
Look for Miami to also add a tight end and some depth on both lines in the later rounds, but the rebuilding job ahead for Philbin is no easy task. The team does have a good running game, but without a franchise quarterback, this team will continue to struggle in the AFC East and have a difficult time of becoming an NFL playoff contender.