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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Miami Dolphins Rumors You Need to Know

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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Miami Dolphins Rumors You Need to Know

Joe Philbin
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With the 2014 NFL Draft now only five weeks away, countless rumors will begin to surface for all 32 teams. That has already begun for the Miami Dolphins, who hold the No. 19 overall pick in the first round. Some rumors will prove legitimate while most will prove to be merely smokescreens. But they're all fun to discuss. Here are five Dolphins draft rumors as of April 4.

5. RT Will Be Nabbed With Dolphins' First or Second Selection

Zack Martin
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5. RT Will Be Nabbed With Dolphins' First or Second Selection

Zack Martin
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Let's begin with the obvious. “We’ll get a right tackle in the draft and then we’ll see what else we have to get,” owner Stephen Ross conceded at league meetings last month. This rumor supports the theory that Notre Dame's Zack Martin will be the pick at No. 19 overall, but don't rule out Virginia's Morgan Moses as a dark horse. If Miami waits until Round 2, Tennessee' Ja'Wuan James would be enticing.

4. RB Will Be Target in Fourth or Fifth Round

Lamar MIller
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4. RB Will Be Target in Fourth or Fifth Round

Lamar Miller
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According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are intent on selecting a running back early on day three. With an all-purpose back like Knowshon Moreno and a big-play threat like Lamar Miller in the mix, Miami's target is said to be a powerful between the tackles runner who can grind out tough yards late in games to kill clock.

3. Dolphins Are High On Terrance West

Terrance West
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3. Dolphins Are High On Terrance West

Terrance West
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Who will that running back be? It could be Towson's Terrance West, who recently admitted that Miami's running back coach Jeff Nixon told him he was high on the club's draft board. West possesses the thick body type the Dolphins supposedly covet. But was his production inflated against weak competition? The Dolphins apparently don't think so or aren't concerned if it was.

2. Pass Catcher Will Be Added On First or Second Day

Brandin Cooks
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2. Pass Catcher Will Be Added On First or Second Day

Brandin Cooks
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Despite spending big money at receiver last offseason and Charles Clay's emergence in 2013, many believe the Dolphins will draft a playmaker at tight end or receiver in the first, second or third round. It's a deep draft at receiver and there are buzzworthy tight ends like Eric Ebron and Austin Seferian-Jenkins to be had. Ryan Tannehill needs an improved offensive line first and foremost, but he could also use another dangerous target.

1. C.J. Mosley Will Be the Pick at No. 19 Overall If Available

C.J. Mosley, Alabama
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1. C.J. Mosley Will Be the Pick at No. 19 Overall If Available

C.J. Mosley, Alabama
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After failing to reel in D'Qwell Jackson in free agency, the Dolphins have yet to address an overpaid and mediocre linebacker corps. Alabama's C.J. Mosley is the top inside linebacker prospect of the class. According to one rumor, Miami will make him the pick if he's still on the board in Round 1. Doing so would make a lot of sense for Kevin Coyle's defense, but it could easily just be a smokescreen.