Friday, February 11, 2011

Miami Dolphins 2010 Position Grades: Defensive Line

After ranking 18th against the run in 2009, the Miami Dolphins' defense finished 7th in the NFL and helped opponents to just 3.6 yards per carry.

Already with a wealth of talent on the defensive line, the Dolphins used their first-round pick in 2010 on defensive end Jared Odrick, who looked promising before the season but was lost for the year with foot and leg injuries.

Despite the loss of Odrick and the torn Achilles' of Phillip Merling in the offseason, the Dolphins' defense got even better in 2010 thanks to the emergence of backups Paul Soliai and Tony McDaniel, as well as the continued play of Kendall Langford and Randy Starks.

So how did each player grade out in 2010? Continue on to find out...




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