Miami needs more talent and depth across the offensive line. L.J. Shelton and Vernon Carey are decent bookends at tackle, but there is little help behind them. Joe Toledo and Anthony Alabi are slotted in as potential starting guards, and both are quite young, as is center prospect Rex Hadnot. The organization will need to take some strides to add the pieces needed in this area. The protection of quarterback Daunte Culpepper—assuming he remains a Dolphin—will be crucial to the team’s success.
On the defensive line, Jason Taylor has been absurd off of the end. His play during the 2006 season may have been the best of his career, and he has single-handedly dominated games at times. However, if the Dolphins want to continue to aid Taylor’s play next season, they will need to look for interior defensive line support. Vonnie Holliday played well at times, but a powerful tackle lining up alongside Taylor would spell greater success.
The team may also look to improve at cornerback. Although there are decent players like Will Allen playing at the position, there is definitely room to upgrade and improve. There are still several questions for Miami to answer this offseason, and adding quality depth is going to be atop the list of answers.
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