Simply based on the numbers, the Miami Dolphins need to draft a starting cornerback next week, writes Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
The Dolphins have seven cornerbacks on the roster to date. Those are Jamar Taylor, Byron Maxwell, Bobby McCain, Tony Lippett, Tyler Patmon, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Chimdi Chekwa. If you want to get crazy, you can say the team has eight cornerbacks but then you'd be counting Damarr Aultman, who is not even listed as a corner on the team's official roster. He's listed as a defensive back.
And even counting Aultman as a defensive back is a faith exercise because he was a wide receiver in college and in training camp with the Dolphins last year.
Am I getting the point across to you that the Dolphins have serious cornerback issues as we sit here, nine days from the start of the NFL draft?