Yesterday, we reported that Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel claimed defensive end Philip Merling is on the trading block. Kelly hinted that a tight end is a strong candidate for the compensation Miami will be looking for.
Currently, Anthony Fasano is the only tight end with any real game-day experience. Fasano has proved to be a nice piece in the offense, but more and more offenses around the league have two tight end sets and strong depth at the position. I think it would be wise if Miami followed suit. Many people will argue that the Dolphins drafted Charles Clay to fill that role. A valid point. However, Clay has been used mainly as a fullback so far in the preseason.
That being said, let’s not exaggerate here and say that the Dolphins should go after Winslow or Witten or whoever because Merling isn’t giving you that. Merling can probably get Miami a 5th/6th round draft pick in return or possibly a depth tight end or player.
Having a little tight end crush myself, I wanted to look into the possible number two tight ends Miami could possibly pursue.
I am in no way suggesting the Dolphins will pursue these guys, but it’s a couple of names to think about.
Evan Moore (Cle) – Last year Moore hauled in 322 yards and a TD and is 6-6 250 pounds. Moore posses the size and skill set that allow him to contribute in any offense. Watson is the number one tight end in Cleveland, but the Browns are high on Moore.
Dante Rosario (Den) – We already know Denver is in the market for a defensive lineman, so a deal with the Broncos might be the easiest one to pull off. Rosario is 6-4 and has flashed that he can be a contributor in the passing game. Rosario had 313 yards two years ago along with two touchdowns and 264 yards last year. no comments