Likelihood of the Dolphins using a pick at the position: Clearly, the Dolphins' biggest priority heading into the draft, more so than a pure No. 1 wide receiver, is finding a starting cornerback. Green has potential, but he never showed a lot of consistency in Arizona and the Dolphins need to do better him to start opposite Will Allen. If the first-round pick isn't spent on a cornerback, then one of the two second-rounders needs to be.
The top prospects: 1. Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State; 2. Vontae Davis, Illinois; 3. Darius Butler, UConn; 4. Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest; 5. Sean Smith, Utah; 6. D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt; 7. Jairus Byrd, Oregon; 8. Coye Francies, San Jose State; 9. Kevin Barnes, Maryland; 10. Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
Summary: Unfortunately, it's not considered a great year for cornerbacks in terms of top-end talent. The problem more often than not is a lack of pure speed, a problem afflicting top prospects Jenkins, Moore and Byrd. There is some depth at the position, so the Dolphins should be able to come up with a good prospect at No. 25 (Butler or either of the two Smiths) if they decide to go that route in Round 1.