NFL: Dolphins Overhaul Backfield Via Draft

Out with the old and in with the new. With the Dolphins unlikely to bring back Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams, both of whom will be pending free agents when the NFL resumes, the team insured themselves of a backfield facelift in the 2011 NFL Draft.

While many figure on second round pick Daniel Thomas to carry the bulk of the workload for the Dolphins, the Palm Beach Post speculates that Miami also envisions him as the successor to Brown as the main Wildcat signal caller.

Thomas played QB in junior college where he was 31-67 for 578 yards and four touchdowns. While at Kansas State, he was 8-12 for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

Miami plans to use sixth-rounder Charles Clay in a H-Back type of capacity, as a receiver out of the backfield, in the slot and at tight end, in

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