Top 5 positions Dolphins must address

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Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
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The biggest glaring need is in the Dolphins secondary where Miami tried and failed to make 2nd round pick Jamar Taylor a starter. He simply isn’t and his play last season eventually got him benched and then a healthy inactive to finish the season. It’s very well possible that Taylor doesn’t even make the roster next season. Typically that would be fine but there are not viable options, not a single one, behind him.

The Dolphins are lacking depth so badly at corner that Miami started rookie wide-receiver convert Tony Lippett to end the season. Lippett played both ways in college and Miami envisioned him as a corner. Beyond Lippett is literally no one. Brice McCain is an inside coverage corner and Bobby McCain is still extremely raw.

Making matters at the position worse is the fact that the other corner, Brent Grimes is scheduled to make over $9 million next season and his play in 2015 dipped considerably, or rather became inconsistent. Part of that problem was the fact that Miami had no one else to handle the bigger receivers that the Dolphins faced. Grimes is good when he is on his game but he can’t match up against the power receivers like Brandon Marshall and Sammy Watkins.

The Dolphins will likely approach Grimes about a restructured deal as well but if he doesn’t accept that he may be gone forcing the Dolphins to find not one but two starting corners. With Grimes starting to get up in age, now over 30, the Dolphins need to find two at some point.

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