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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Dolphins could land another weapon for Tannehill in 1st round

Could the Miami Dolphins load up big time on offense in the first round by taking tight end Tyler Eifert?

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The Miami Dolphins have been big players in free agency thus far, and that's making their 2013 NFL Draft needs a bit more obvious. One thing the Dolphins made a priority is acquiring new weapons for Ryan Tannehill, who will be in his second year as a starter next season. They brought in Mike Wallace, the top wide receiver on the market, and re-signed Brian Hartline to give him some help.

But could they find some more help? They don't have a large amount of holes on defense and would certainly benefit from making Tannehill as comfortable as possible. He might be at that crucial stage where he needs to build confidence more than anything.

That seems to be what Dan Kadar and Matthew Fairburn believe, at least. They collaborated on the latest SB Nation mock draft on Monday, and they have the Dolphins taking tight end Tyler Eifert out of Notre Dame:

The Dolphins have made an effort to surround Ryan Tannehill with more talent this offseason, re-signing Brian Hartline and adding Mike Wallace to the fold. Now they add arguably the most talented skill player in the draft in tight end Tyler Eifert. The tight end is becoming a weapon in today's passing offenses, and Eifert fits the mold of the elite players at the position.

Eifert would be a strong get for the Dolphins and would set them up with an immediate and potential long-time starter. Just check out Eifert's scouting report here. He was instrumental in Notre Dame's success last season and his abilities cannot be overstated at this point. It may not be the Dolphins' biggest need, but it would help regardless.

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