But the other three tight ends on the team at the end of last season were rookies who had been cut by another team — Dedrick Epps, Mickey Shuler and Jeron Mastrud. While there's some potential there, the Dolphins could use a proven tight end to complement Fasano. There's also little speed among this group.
The Dolphins have never drafted a tight end in the first round and that's probably not going to change this year, if for no other reason than there's no prospect at the position worth the 15th overall pick.
Don't be surprised, though, if the Dolphins use a pick at some point — maybe in the third or fourth round — on an athletic tight end who's a receiving specialist.