By ARMANDO SALGUEROasalguero@MiamiHerald.com
How are the Dolphins different today than a month ago?
They're better, of course.
We'll have no proof of that until September at the earliest, and we won't know how that improvement compares to the 31 other NFL teams claiming significant improvement today.
But with the Dolphins, the upgrade is obvious enough to announce. And general manager Jeff Ireland did just that late Saturday.
``I feel pretty good about it,'' Ireland said after the NFL Draft had mercifully ended after a three-day marathon. ``At this point, we can go play and be competitive and put a pretty good football team on the field. We're a lot better team today than we were two months ago.''
If the plan the Dolphins followed is correct, it's hard to argue against Ireland's point.
These past few days alone, Miami added a starting defensive end in Jared Odrick, added a starting nose tackle in Randy Starks and added a starting left guard in John Jerry.
One has to believe they are right -- so far this front office has earned that kind of draft respect.
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