Going into 2013 many had their hopes high for the Miami Dolphins after a very busy free agency and trading up to number three overall in the draft last year to get Dion Jordan out of Oregon.
However, after being one dimensional all year because they couldn't run the football, they fell just short of playoffs.
While a few did expect this because of the belief that you can't build through free agency, no one could have seen the bullying debacle that took place in Miami's locker room.
Because of this huge issue, offensive tackle Jonathan Martin was traded, offensive guards John Jerry and Richie Incognito were cut, and center Mike Pouncey could get suspended, who knows.
So with that much turnover on their offensive line, it's really easy to breakdown this team.
1. Offensive Guard
As I said above, with the cuts of guards Richie Incognito and John Jerry, the Miami Dolphins are absolutely desperate for some interior line help.
While the Dolphins did sign guard Shelley Smith this offseason, they still need some depth and have a glaring hole at the other guard position.
However, guards are rarely worth a first rounder now a days unless your a freak like David Decastro, Chance Warmack, or Jonathan Cooper, so Miami may not be the market for a guard on day one.
A guard they could target in the second round could be Xavier Su'a Filo out of UCLA who is the best guard in this class if you don't count Zack Martin as a guard. Su'a Filo, in my opinion, has all the tools and versatility to be a Pro Bowl guard for years to come and he would be a steal in the second round.
2. Offensive Tackle
Your probably thinking "duh" for these needs. The Miami Dolphins did go out and grab arguably the best free agent tackle on the market this offseason in Branden Albert, but that's not enough.
Bryant McKinnie was very inconsistent at right tackle last year so they could consider moving him to guard or using him as offensive line depth.
A guy they are loving in the draft is Zack Martin, tackle out of Notre Dame. Zack Martin is solid in pass and run blocking and is very versatile who could be a right tackle or a guard. His future at left tackle is up in the air due to his short arms but he won't be needed there with Branden Albert on the roster.
However, it's now being rumored that Martin won't make it past Baltimore at 17 overall so instead of reaching, the Dolphins would be wise to move down and take Morgan Moses out of Virginia as their right tackle.
What I Would Do
If I am the Miami Dolphins, I am taking offensive lineman with two of my first three picks this year. First round I'm jumping all over Zack Martin if he is there, but if he isn't, again, trade down and take another tackle.
This is an obvious draft strategy so my opinion here shouldn't surprise anyone and this is the route the Dolphins will go.