The Miami Dolphins should use this off-season blueprint
Xavien Howard – Elite.
Byron Jones – The other half of a scary cornerback duo.
Nik Needham – Returns to Miami as a RFA. Always shows up.
Noah Igbinoghene – Hopefully Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain, jumpstart his development.
Justin Coleman – Really came on in the second half of last season. Veteran slot-corner.
Javaris Davis – has been with the Dolphins, and has contributed as a corner and safety.
Elijah Campbell – Solid special-teamer. Miami tendered him as a RFA.
D’Angelo Ross – Former Patriot, will look to make an impact this off-season.
Jason Verrett (49ers) – 1 YR, $3 million (fully guaranteed). Verrett has had a truly disappointing career thus far, as he’s struggled with injuries. He’s really talented though, and worth the money as a “just-in-case” scenario if one of the two stars get hurt.
Javon Holland – One of the highest (PFF) graded safeties in the NFL last season…as a rookie.
Brandon Jones – Really impressed with 5.5 sacks last season. Needs to improve his coverage skills.
Trill Williams – Didn’t see much action last year, but there’s a lot to like.
Quincy Wilson – futures-contract signing.
Jaquiski Tartt (49ers) – 1 YR, $2.5 million (fully guaranteed). One last Forty-Niner for Miami. Tartt should be a cheaper, but butter player than Eric Rowe. Should be able to fill in at either spots, if needed.
K Jason Sanders – will need to rebound from a disappointing season.
LS Blake Ferguson – Solid player.
Currently don’t have a Punter. The Dolphins should look to the draft, where there’s a few very promising options.