8. Miami Dolphins: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
The Dolphins get screwed out of another quarterback, which has become a theme this offseason. They'll draft Ryan Tannehill if he's available, but he's long gone. They better hope that Mike Holmgren really dislikes the A&M signal-caller.
With Tannehill off the board, Miami can address another dire need. The front office wasn't able to obtain a pass-rushing complement across from Cameron Wake. Melvin Ingram is a great fit for the Dolphins' 4-3/3-4 hybrid defense because he can be used in any formation. That's why I'm slotting him over Quinton Coples.
*** OTHER 2012 NFL DRAFT POSSIBILITIES: ***
1. Ryan Tannehill, QB - I can't see the Dolphins passing on Ryan Tannehill if he's somehow available.
2. Riley Reiff, OT - Another hole on Miami's roster is at right tackle.
42. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
If the Dolphins can't obtain Ryan Tannehill at No. 8, they'll have to trade up into the back end of the first round for Brandon Weeden or Kirk Cousins. I can't believe how bad things have gotten in Miami.
73. Miami Dolphins: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
A weapon for Miami's new quarterback. Anthony Fasano is not a legitimate starting tight end, so the Dolphins need to provide Brandon Weeden with a solid intermediate target.
74. Miami Dolphins: Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
And here's another weapon. The Dolphins acquired this selection by trading away Brandon Marshall. Why not take a receiver to replace him?
103. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
Marc Colombo stinks. He can't block anyone. Of the nine sacks the Dolphins surrendered against the Eagles, Colombo was responsible for three of them.
137. Miami Dolphins: Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
The Dolphins need multiple receivers in the wake of trading Brandon Marshall to the Bears