Miami attempted to address a weakness on their roster in the 2012 NFL Draft when they selected Michael Egnew in the third round. Unfortunately, Egnew provided nothing to the team in 2012 and the results were costly to the Dolphin offense. 2013 will prove to be a very important year for Egnew as the Dolphins absolutely must get production out of the Tight End position in an era where the position is stocked full of talent.
As a backup plan for Miami, it is possible the Dolphins could double down and find yet another Tight End in hopes of that player working out if Egnew should falter again. If Egnew does come on, then the Dolphins would have two viable players at the position and be able to create mismatch and scheme issues for opposing defenses much like the Patriots employ. With that in mind, we take a look at the Tight End position this offseason and whether Miami should look to fill the need in free agency or via the draft. (more…)