In his rookie season with the Miami Dolphins, quarterback Ryan Tannehill provided the franchise with some hope that he could be the player they had in mind when they selected him with the eighth overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft. What needs to be provided in return, though, are some weapons for the young passer to work with.
In the first mock draft of the offseason from CBS Sports' Will Brinson, he projects the Dolphins to take the first wide receiver off the board: Cordarrelle Patterson of Tennessee.
12. Miami Dolphins -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee -- Patterson might lack in experience, but he's simply a terrifying weapon in multiple phases of the game for whoever ends up landing him. Potential for change here if the Fins decide to go big on a wideout(s) in free agency.
In his first and only season with the Tennessee Volunteers, Patterson was a first team All-SEC selection as he accumulated 46 receptions for 778 yards with five touchdowns. Not everyone agrees that he's the best receiver in the 2013 NFL Draft though, as SB Nation's Dan Kadar ranks California's Keenan Allen as the cream of the receiver crop.
Kadar also projected Allen to be the first round selection for the Dolphins in his latest mock draft.