I (just like every forum member at finheaven) have been researching for candidates to be quality free agents, draft prospects and figuring on potential trades.
Also I'm evaluating our front office trying to have a realistic vision on the events to come.
I noticed (and sorry if this is not news) that Jeff Ireland seems to be an expert on evaluating draft prospects, that his job has been adequate on dealing with Dolphins' own free agents in terms of negotiating contract extensions, but his weakness is adding talent on free agency.
Every statistic used to compare his job shows he's a draft genius, with important additions in the recent years including starters for several positions: QB, LT, C, RT, LB, CB & DT. His main failure has been finding receivers and tight ends.
2013 is one of the weakest QB classes of all-times, but offers a great pool of talent at OT, DT, WR, CB & TE.
That said as free agency has been the weakest link of Jeff Ireland and with Dolphins on great position because of a fine salary cap, but I didn't find great options to upgrade TE and WR would be tricky out of Wallace and Bowe. In fact I think with a new regime in town, Dwayne Bowe will be back with Chiefs and Wallace will be top free agent, meaning he could select a team with better chances of success and easier free-agent negotiation.
As I don't see any trade that will add a WR or TE to Miami, we'll have huge problems.
This scares me because of Jeff Ireland history picking receivers in the draft. Also our needs could include lacking of LT, RB, WR, CB & FS.
Is there any other way to fix 2013 Dolphins roster?