The Miami Dolphins have hired Brian Flores as their new coach after cutting Adam Gase who led the Miami Dolphins to a wild-card berth in 2016. The franchise opened the season 3-0 but ended up stalling out and underperforming in too many games. Flores is a defensive-minded coach from the New England Patriots.

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Preston Smith - OLB

The Miami Dolphins defense struggled in several ways. The Dolphins allowed 48 offensive touchdowns and gave up the fourth-most total YPG. Preston Smith is a four-year pro from the Redskins. Smith has recorded 24 sacks in 64 games. Smith is strongest as a run defender, fixing holes created by the fourth-worst defense in the NFL.

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Bilal Powell - RB

The Dolphins have continued to struggle with their running game. Frank Gore ended the season on injured reserve. Bilal is a eight-year veteran who recorded 343 rushing yards this past season. He could be key at strengthening the Miami backfield.

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