Miami Dolphins Will Likely Turn to Defense Next in Draft

Saturday, May 10, 2014  |  Updated 12:52 PM EDT
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Miami Dolphins Will Likely Turn to Defense Next in Draft

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HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 17: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins warms up before the game against the Houston Texans during a preseaon game at Reliant Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins will likely turn to defense on the final day of the NFL draft.

Miami has five picks in the last four rounds and is the market for help at linebacker and in the secondary. The Dolphins opted for offensive help in the first three rounds, adding Tennessee right tackle Ja'Wuan James, Louisiana State receiver Jarvis Landry and North Dakota State tackle Billy Turner.

Linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler had disappointing seasons after signing free-agent deals with Miami a year ago, and the draft is deep in talent at the position. The Dolphins ranked 21st in defense last year and 24th against the run.

New general manager Dennis Hickey will also be in the market to improve depth at cornerback and safety.

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