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Morning take: Koa Misi at MLB?

5/5/2014

Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Monday from around the Web:

  • Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports outside linebacker Koa Misi is reluctant to move inside.

Morning take: The Dolphins do not have any natural middle linebacker for their 4-3 defense. That’s a reason why they could target middle linebacker C.J. Mosley in the first round. That would allow Dannell Ellerbe to move outside and replace either Misi or Philip Wheeler.

  • Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel projects the Dolphins should take quarterback Blake Bortles with the No. 19 overall pick.

Morning take: I just don’t see this one. The Dolphins are behind 2012 first-round pick Ryan Tannehill as their starter. Maybe a late-round pick could be reserved for a developmental quarterback, but certainly not in the first round.

  • According to the Dolphins team website, first-year general manager Dennis Hickey wants smart, tough and productive players.

Morning take: These are universal traits that every team is looking for. Can Hickey and the Dolphins get the right mix of talent and character to help the team immediately? We will find out.

  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports Dolphins receiver Brandon Gibson (knee) is about two months ahead of schedule.

Morning take: This is good news for Gibson and Miami. The Dolphins are looking at receivers in this draft despite depth at the position. The heath of Gibson and Armon Binns (knee) could play a factor to some degree in Miami’s decision-making.