2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the Miami Dolphins Must Target

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the Miami Dolphins Must Target

Charles Sims
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There has been incessant speculation about what the Miami Dolphins will do with the No. 19 overall pick of the NFL Draft. But what GM Dennis Hickey and company do on day two of the draft could prove just as vital to the club's ability to become a playoff team in 2014. Here are five prospects the Dolphins should target during the second and third rounds.

5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
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5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a lot of room to improve as a blocker, but his upside as a receiving option will be enticing for teams in the second round. At 6-foot-6, Seferian-Jenkins could be the seam and red zone threat the Dolphins are missing. Covering Charles Clay and Seferian-Jenkins in the middle of the field would prove taxing for opposing defenses.

4. Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia

Charles Sims
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4. Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia

Charles Sims
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If West Virginia's Charles Sims is still on the board in the third round, the Dolphins will likely be tempted to swoop him up. As a complete back, Sims would provide the Dolphins with a potential long-term answer at running back in case Lamar Miller continues to underwhelm and Knowshon Moreno proves to be much less effective without an elite supporting cast.

3. Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson

Brandon Thomas, Clemson
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3. Brandon Thomas, OG, Clemson

Brandon Thomas, Clemson
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The Dolphins will undoubtedly begin to consider interior offensive linemen on day two of the draft. Clemson's Brandon Thomas would be an excellent fit. With the size and mobility to excel in the zone-blocking scheme, Thomas would potentially help equip the Dolphins with a vastly improved running game in 2014. He's an ascending prospect, though, who may need to be nabbed in the second round.

2. Ja'Wuan James, OT, Tennessee

Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee
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2. Ja'Wuan James, OT, Tennessee

Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee
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Unlike the majority of tackle prospects, Tennessee's Ja'Wuan James wouldn't require a move from left tackle to right tackle to fill Miami's most pressing need. He started at right tackle for the Volunteers during all 49 games of his collegiate career. But that experience isn't the only reason James should be one of the Dolphins' targets. He possesses a high ceiling as a complete lineman with an impressive combination of athleticism and strength.

1. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

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1. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia

Morgan Moses
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Although Morgan Moses moved to left tackle during his senior season at Virginia, he accumulated 31 starts at right tackle during his first three years with the program. Even in a deep draft class at tackle, few prospects have as much upside as Moses does from a pass protection standpoint. With his massive frame and long arms, edge rushers will have difficulty pressuring the quarterback versus Moses at the next level.