Our WR corps with Jennings (no guarantee on that, unfortunately), Hartline, Bess, Matthews, 2nd or 3rd round draft choice, 3rd or 4th round draft choice, and a wicked competition between who was in the bottom of our roster as of the end of 2012 season.
I really think this is good enough if we can improve the TE position too. You could also bring in a more affordable scat-back/poor-man's Darren Sproles type with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. I really like Thomas in 3rd downs though, as he's the best blocker and is good in space for screens or check-downs.
I do worry if Miami would have to spend more to pay their FAs. I mean, if they let their guys test the market, are those guys gonna take less from another team just because they're pissed at Miami for not locking them up earlier. This is worst-case scenario. Like, would Hartline demand 7 mil from Miami but then settle for 4 from another team just to spite the Dolphins? I understand the human nature logic of it though.
Getting back to WR, though. I do think if we can get Hartline for a reasonable figure and Jennings, plus what we've got on the roster and non-1st round pick, then we could really use the draft on other serious needs like DB, pass-rusher and MORE O-LINE.
I'm seein' some crazy stuff in these threads. Saying a 2nd (or lower) draft pick can't equal a 1st round draft pick is insane, especially at WR. TY. Hilton is already better than most of the WRS drafted in the 1st round last year. Unfortunately, he wasn't picked by Jeff the idiot boy. We got a waste-of-skin TE instead.
Also, people are WAY undervaluing Jennings in here. If Jennings didn't pass your eye test for a #1WR in those December 2012 Packer games then get yer freakin' eyes checked! That man is a baller-extraordinaire at the WR position. His hands rule, his body strength and control and general athleticism trump the field, and his speed is plenty good to get open on any kind of route. You get him the ball down the field with only one man between him and a TD, just start playing the Dolphin Theme song now... With all his injuries and such, I had my doubts too. Then I watched those Packer games and had enough "oooohh" moments to want him on the Dolphins ASAP.
Ted Ginn isn't an example of why you don't take a WR, he's an example of why you don't reach (and it was a hell of a reach) for a player and why you don't hire idiot talent evaluators. I don't remember reading a single thing saying that was a good pick, outside of a few of the super homer posts on here right after. As for your initial point, I agree that it's certainly not WR or bust with that pick, but a couple of WRs certainly warrant consideration, unlike Ginn where he was drafted when Willis was the obvious choice.
Look what the bears did last year. knowing that Knox was gonna be out they drafted a WR adn traded and got Marshall. I see the Dolphins do a simillar thing.
Ryan Tannehill. Ah, what a relief. Life is good.
Would anybody be interested in Titus Young if the price was cheap? He had a good rookie year in 2011, but has clashed with the Lions and is likely going to be shipped out.
Get it done.
Would still have 4 picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds to fill out whatever needs Miami has, Maybe 2 CBs, a DE, and an OL. Or 2 Cbs a DE and a TE. But I don't see why Miami can't Sign Jennings, Hartline and draft a WR in round 1.
we need a burner - Wallace is a better choice than Jennings - who is hurt quite a bit