Poll results: Dolphins' second-largest need


Everyone in South Florida is aware that the Miami Dolphins need offensive linemen. All you have to do is re-watch the tape of games from last season where quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked a franchise-high 58 times.

But what is Miami's second-largest need? That answer isn't as clear.

After polling thousands of Dolphins fans this week, linebacker got more than half the votes as the position that needs improvement outside of the offensive line. Miami's starters -- Koa Misi, Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe -- all received sizable contract extensions but underachieved in 2013. The Dolphins were ranked 24th against the run.

The Dolphins interestingly took a look at linebacker D'Qwell Jackson this offseason when he became a free agent. That was the first sign Miami was looking for an upgrade. It will be surprising if the Dolphins take a linebacker high in this draft.

Safety, tight end and cornerback were all distant runners-up in this poll.