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Top 5 Miami Dolphins players who must step up

 
WEB VOTE Which story line coming into Dolphins training camp is the most intriguing?

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RYAN TANEHILL

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Dolphins will only go as far as their young quarterback takes them. He needs to improve his completion percentage and his third-down efficiency.

JONATHAN MARTIN

With Jake Long long gone, Martin will start the season at left tackle. He has added 15 pounds of muscle after getting pushed around a bit in his rookie season.

RICHARD MARSHALL

He was supposed to start opposite Sean Smith last year, but a back injury robbed him of nearly his entire season. Marshall, who is now fully recovered, will get another chance this season.

MICHAEL EGNEW

No player had a more disappointing 2012 for the Dolphins. The third-round pick didn’t even see the field until Week 16, and he finished the season without a catch. Now in his second season, he’s out of redshirts.

DANIEL THOMAS

Reggie Bush is gone, but will Lamar Miller step over Thomas and into the starting role? Thomas, who is earning a reputation of being injury prone, had nearly as many concussions (two) as he did yards per carry (3.6) last season.

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