Barry Jackson wrote:
It’s easy to understand why the Dolphins believe they need more cornerbacks:
1) They play in a pass-heavy league where teams lined up in three-receiver sets against them 65 percent of the time last season.
2) Lippett is coming off a major injury, and the body of work isn’t big enough on Tankersley to know if he’s an above-average starting NFL cornerback.
3) Lippett and McCain are eligible for free agency after the 2018 season, and Howard has two years left on his contract.
That said — unless a top cornerback falls to 11 (perhaps Fitzpatrick or Ward) — it would be difficult, in my view, to justify taking a cornerback in the first or second rounds if a top linebacker and tight end are available in those slots.
But know this: The Dolphins don’t believe they have fully solved their cornerback situation. And that adds yet another Dolphins need to a substantial list of them.
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