Likelihood of the Dolphins using a pick at the position: Based on the players coming back, it's not a high priority at all, but just keep in mind that both Fasano and Martin are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after the 2009 season. This isn't a high priority, but perhaps the Dolphins might go for a tight end if there's one who's just too good to pass up at some point in the draft.
The top prospects: 1. Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State; 2. Jared Cook, South Carolina; 3. Shawn Nelson, Southern Miss; 4. Cornelius Ingram, Florida; 5. Chase Coffman, Missouri; 6. James Casey, Rice; 7. Travis Beckum, Wisconsin; 8. Cameron Morrah, California; 9. Richard Quinn, North Carolina; 10. Dan Gronkowski, Maryland
Summary: The big story at this position is the number of high-profile prospects coming off significant injuries. That includes Chase Coffman, who sustained a foot injury on Missouri's last offensive play of the Alamo Bowl and hasn't been able to work out for scouts this spring, and Cornelius Ingram, who missed Florida's run to the national title because of a torn ACL. You can also throw in that group Wisconsin's Travis Beckum, a pass-catching specialist in the mold of 2008 first-round pick Dustin Keller. There's no Tony Gonzalez in this group, but Pettigrew, Cook and Nelson also should be drafted before the end of the second round.
Sleepers: Jared Bronson, Central Washington; Zach Miller, Nebraska-Omaha, J'Nathan Bullock, Cleveland State (basketball player)