Here's the thing though. Widereceiver isn't our only major need. If Long goes, then offensive tackle becomes a big priority. Not only that, but we still have major needs in our defensive secondary. If the right wideout isn't there, maybe the right offensive tackle or defensive back is there.
Filling these needs are interconnected, including not just the draft, but with free agency as well.
However, dealing with just the draft...
I would prioritize WR as the most important need. But if there aren't any top flight WR's in the draft, then yes, move on to BPA at another area of need. Personally, I prioritze having a terrifying pass rush over having shut down corners.
With the top picks I would be looking to grab a WR, a tackle, a pass rusher and some help in the secondary. With later picks I would be looking for development players, specifically a QB. I would say a WR, but Ireland hasn't exactly done well with late round QB's.
I think our staff wants to see Vernon develop before they spend a high pick on a pass rusher. He's having a decent rookie campaign coming off the bench on 3rd down. We've also got Koa Misi who's quietly having a good year (best of his short career).
I think the pass rush is fine. We're currently ranked 6th in the NFL in sacks with 33. We're 7th overall in forced fumbles at 15. So in my opinion, the pass rush is good in Miami.
Where we're lacking is in our pass coverage. We're 21st in the league in interceptions with 9. We're tied for 11th in passes defended with 59. But we're also giving up around 300 yards a game through the air.
Another area we need to improve is in recovering fumbles. I know a lot of this is luck, but we're tied for 29th with only three all year. Even though we're 7th in causing fumbles, we're only 29th in recovering them.