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The Dolphins Still Need a Slot Corner and this Free Agent is a Perfect Fit

Larry Rupp
The Miami Dolphins still need a slot corner and free agent Brian Poole seems like a perfect fit.
The Miami Dolphins still need a slot corner and free agent Brian Poole seems like a perfect fit. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins finally put together a winning season in 2020 finishing 10-6 behind what ended up being one of the strongest defenses in the NFL. Miami gave up an average of just 21.1 points and had 29 takeaways on the year. Both of those marks ranked within the top four NFL teams.

However, the Dolphins enter the 2021 season with a remaining weak spot at slot cornerback. In fact, current expected starter Justin Coleman was graded as one of the worst cornerback in the league last year by ProFootballFocus. One free agent that is still unsigned seems like a perfect fit in this specific situation.

Brian Poole Dolphins

Brian Poole is a veteran defensive back and brings five solid seasons of NFL experience to the table. With over $10 million in cap space available, the Dolphins have the financial flexibility to bring him in, too. He would act as an immediate upgrade over Coleman and strengthen the secondary even more.

Poole has played in 26 games over the last three seasons and racked up 18 pass breakups. He has also posted 6 interceptions, 4.0 sacks and 177 tackles over that span. In the end, Poole was given an overall grade of 77.1 by PFF in 2020, which is miles ahead of the 47.4 grade Coleman received.

Training camp is beginning to get underway, but that doesn't mean free agent signings have to stop anytime soon. Poole is just one of many veteran players that remain without a team and he would be a great fit in Miami. The Dolphins should take a chance on him and address a need on the roster at the same time.

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