Times approaching when the Miami Dolphins will be on the clock in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Dolphins hold the 12th overall pick in the draft that will begin Thursday night in New York City.
Miami selected 12th overall once before, in 1992 when Don Shulas team took Georgia Tech defensive end Marco Coleman.
The Dolphins own a total of 11 picks, including two each in the second (Nos. 42 and 54 overall) and third rounds (Nos. 77 and 82 overall), which will be held on Friday. The draft will conclude with rounds Nos. 4-7 on Saturday.
General manager Jeff Ireland already has taken advantage of free agency to bolster the Fins receiving and linebacker corps. Now, Ireland and his staff need to address glaring holes at cornerback and on the offensive line, where left tackle Jake Long exited via free agency.
The Dolphins also could use a pass-rushing end and help at running back and tight end.
Still, the first-round pick likely will focus on a corner or offensive lineman....