Draft Preview: Quarterback

With the draft around the corner, let's examine where the Dolphins stand at every position, what they've done in the offseason and what prospects could interest them in the early rounds of the 2013 draft. This installment looks at the quarterback position.

On the roster: Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, Pat Devlin

Offseason moves: Re-signed UFA Matt Moore

Analysis: While he had the normal ups and downs that practically every rookie quarterback endures, Tannehill showed promise in 2012 and he's the unquestioned starter heading into next season. The big question here is what happens with Moore, who started the last nine games in 2011 before serving as the backup last season. Moore is the perfect backup, and it was a nice coup for the Dolphins to get him back when it was expected he would sign elsewhere in free agency to try to land a starting job. With Tannehill and Moore back in the fold, to go along with the promising Devlin, there's no reason to think the Dolphins will do anything at this position in the draft.

The draft class: It's really a bad year for quarterbacks, which explains why so many mediocre passers were signed in recent weeks. Sure, a couple of QBs will get taken in the first round, but that's more because of the nature of the position than a statement on the quality of the class. Geno Smith is the best of the bunch, but even he has his flaws.


The top prospect: Geno Smith, West Virginia

Likely first-round picks: Geno Smith; Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

Overrated prospects: Matt Barkley, USC; Ryan Nassib

Under-the-radar prospects: Matt Scott, Arizona; Mike Glennon, N.C. State

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