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By John McClainJanuary 29, 2019 4:25PMWhen you look at the Miami Dolphins’ roster, it’s difficult to ignore the need for a few more players to come in and help the team out.

The Dolphins’ first two picks in the 2018 draft, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and defensive tackle Dontavious White, were traded to the Detroit Lions for Pro Bowl selections and a second-round pick.

The Dolphins were able to secure their second-rounder this year by trading down in the first round to select defensive end Randy Starks with the fifth overall pick.

Now, they have three picks in this year’s draft.

One of them, linebacker Jaylon Smith, is projected as the best player available at the position, and the other two, defensive end Jordan Phillips and wide receiver Marqise Lee, are either highly coveted or are projected to go in the top five of the upcoming draft.

The only question is how many of those players are available in the second round.

The Miami Dolphins were so bad last season that they had to make some moves in order to find a better team.

In a league where players can make more money if they’re drafted higher, the Dolphins were looking for players to fill some of those holes, and they’ve been doing just that with their first two selections.

The draft’s first round is considered the best of the first three rounds because of the chance to add talent at multiple positions.

With that being said, the Miami defense could use some more help.

It ranked dead last in yards allowed per play in 2018 and last in sacks allowed per game in 2019.

They also allowed the third-most sacks in the league.

It was one of the reasons why they were so stingy against the run last season.

While there are players who can provide that type of help, they need to be brought in now to make a team that can be competitive.

The biggest question mark in the Dolphins’ front office is quarterback Jay Cutler, who has been under center since Week 3 and hasn’t played in the final two games of the season.

While the Dolphins have some solid pieces to work with in the front office, it doesn’t look like the front offices intentions have changed.

The biggest problem for the Miami front office this year has been quarterback Matt Moore.

The former fourth-round draft pick from USC has struggled to get into rhythm since the team traded for him, as he has struggled mightily to find consistency on the field.

Moore’s issues have been exacerbated by his inconsistent play at home in 2018.

He was 6-for-23 for 59 yards and no touchdowns in Miami’s first three home games.

While it’s hard to blame Moore for the Dolphins failing to get the job done in games against the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles, he was also unable to generate a spark in the red zone against Philadelphia and Green Bay.

The team also hasn’t had a quarterback play well on the road in 2018 because they were struggling to score points in a number of different ways.

Moore wasn’t getting any help with his decision making either, as his completion percentage was only 54.2 percent and his touchdowns per game were a whopping 15.8.

The team has only scored a touchdown in five of Moore’s eight home games, and he has thrown seven interceptions.

There is a lot of talent in the Miami backfield, but the Dolphins haven’t found a way to make an impact at the quarterback position.

That has to change immediately if the team is going to have success in the NFL.

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