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Dan in Lafayette

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Despite the buzz from eye-popping workouts from skill position athletes, the 2008 draft may very well end up being dominated by the usually anonymous offensive tackles.

In a draft without an established top pick, the Dolphins could focus on Michigan's Jake Long -- arguably the safest pick and best fit considering Miami's needs.

In selecting Long, the Dolphins could set off a historic first round. Ryan Clady (Boise State), Chris Williams (Vanderbilt), Jeff Otah (Pittsburgh), Gosder Cherilus (Boston College), Anthony Collins (Kansas) and Sam Baker (Southern California) have all received first-round grades from at least one NFL team.

Considering that Virginia's Branden Albert, ranked as a guard by most, is being viewed by some as an tackle, there are potentially eight first-round worthy offensive tackles. Only once in the last 40 years has there been more than five offensive tackles drafted in the first round (1986). Full Story – CBS Sportsline

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