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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Tyler Eifert to the Dolphins?

Could Tyler Eifert be the next addition to help Ryan Tannehill to the next level?

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The Miami Dolphins have made a real effort to bring in talent in free agency this offseason, and few could argue with the notion that they've improved a great deal. The signing of wide receiver Mike Wallace was a big one, as the team is hoping that quarterback Ryan Tannehill will make a big impact in his second season in the NFL.

They have a relatively high pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and the direction they go with their pick will be interesting. Will they continue to add weapons for Tannehill or will they go a different direction?

Dan Kadar of SB Nation released his latest mock draft on Monday and he has the Dolphins taking Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert with the No. 12 pick in the first round:

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. It's true Jeff Ireland doesn't value tight ends in the draft, and the Dolphins have never taken one in the first round. Eifert is just too good of a fit.

Miami definitely needs some help at tight end, and Eifert would be able to come right in and be the starter, probably for a long time. It's just another move meant to help Tannehill succeed in the NFL. You can find a full scouting report on Eifert here.

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