Looking ahead to the 2023 off-season, Miami Dolphins areas of need

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The Miami Dolphins are finding out that cornerback is a position that you simply can’t have enough of.

Byron Jones is out for another two weeks and the Dolphins so far are doing o.k. but they are also an injury away from being totally screwed. The Dolphins have a few young guys in their secondary that is playing well, Kader Kohou, Nik Needham, and Trill Williams when he gets back next season but they should address the position in the draft, maybe as early as round one.

Depth at the position is important and the Dolphins need to make sure that they can develop the future replacement for Howard and Jones. The need for corner won’t hit Miami until after the 2024 season provided health isn’t a concern for either Jones or Howard but getting ahead of the unit before that happens gives the Dolphins some leverage heading into the future.

Drafting a CB wouldn’t be surprising if Miami can land one in the late first-round if that is where they end up. Miami can take the time to groom him and develop him in their system. It would give Miami so freedom with Jones should injuries become a problem.

Overall the Dolphins are in good shape because of the smart moves they have made over the last two years.

That will give Miami opportunities to improve the roster both for the short term and continued building for the future.

The draft will be important but if Miami can find success in free agency, they will be able to attack the draft with a lot more flexibility, including the opportunity to move draft picks to stockpile for the future.