Help for the Passing Game

The Dolphins got a talented pass catcher with their second pick of the third round, which became the 78th after they moved down following a trade with Seattle, but it wasn't a wide receiver — as most observers expected. Rather, the Dolphins added another tight end, Michael Egnew from Missouri.

Egnew no doubt has receiving ability, as evidenced by his 90 catches in 2010 when his quarterback was Blaine Gabbert, who would go on to be a first-round pick in the 2011 draft.

Egnew's receiving total fell to 50 last year, but the Missouri just told reporters in a conference call he actually enjoyed last year more because the offense was more balanced and he got to do some blocking.

Egnew, whose highlights show a guy very adept at catching high passes, joins a Dolphins tight end group that includes veteran Anthony Fasano and second-year player Charles Clay.

In a way, this seems like overkill for a team that really doesn't have a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver on the roster and isn't likely to have one now that the first three rounds of the draft have passed without Miami taking a wideout.

Maybe this should be an indication that we'll see an awful of two-tight-end sets for the Dolphins in 2012.

There are big hopes for Clay in his second season after he showed impressive downfield pass-catching ability as a rookie.

He and Egnew could create matchups for opponents.

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