The Miami Dolphins proved a year ago with Laremy Tunsil that they draft for talent, not position need, especially in the first round. That strategy will be tested against next week if Miami’s highest-graded available player happens to be on offense — Hurricanes tight end David Njoku, perhaps? — in a year when conventional wisdom would have the Fins looking to defense first.
The Miami Dolphins have wanted prototype-sized players since the Bill Parcells era. But now the team seems poised to make concessions in this area for the right edge rusher type under new defensive coordinator Matt Burke.
The Miami Dolphins made it clear during their draft news conference Wednesday they will make selections in the coming NFL Draft based on the order of their draft board and not their needs. But in truth, the team’s needs will weigh heavily on the picks.
Miami Dolphins GM Chris Grier talks about the upcoming draft and the importance of players being tough, competitive and loving football but character is just as important when they look for potential pick.
Charles Trainor Jr.The Miami Herald
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