2011 Dolphins Draft: Tight Ends

With the draft fast approaching, we break down the Dolphins roster by position and examine the likelihood the team will spend a pick or more at that spot on the weekend of April 28-30. We continue this series by looking at the tight ends.

Starter Anthony Fasano turned in the best season of his career in 2010 and he was rewarded with a new contract.

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.

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