The dolphins chances of going long in the next couple years are now
toast so I decided to look at the roster with an eye towards the future.
I have listed their established good to great players who could still
be strong through the 2016 season.


Offense
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Long
Pouncey
Bush
Clay

Defense
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Soliai
Odrick
Starks
V.Davis

S.T.
Carpenter
Fields


This is admittedly a very short list; however, there is a meat and potatoes silver lining. The team already has 5 of 8 starting linemen for the future locked up and there's a possibility that Incognito could endure as well.

Unfortunately, other than that you're looking at a couple of running backs, a corner and your K and P. This is a major reason why trading B.Marshall, while painful, was a step in the right direction.
Ireland would be wise to acquire more picks via trade down and moving Wake, Fasano and Dansby. With 2 majorly beefed-up drafts including a high profile signal caller, the stage would be set for a return to relevance in 2014.