Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 2/8/13

MIAMI - 2009: Jeff Ireland of the Miami Dolphins poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Miami, Florida. (Photo by NFL Photos)
The Miami Dolphins were the second youngest team in the NFL last season, and there won't be any kind of dramatic age jump in 2013.Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland has nine picks to work with in the draft -- including five in the first 82 and the 12th overall selection. "... we’re looking forward to hitting on those,” Ireland said this week, via MiamiDolphins.com. “We’ll have another young team next year and that was all by design.”With running back Reggie Bush and left tackle Jake Long possibly gone, the Dolphins will get even younger at those two key positions. That can be tied to last year's draft, too.Miami has high hopes for tailback Lamar Miller, who showed flashes in his rookie season. The Dolphins also had rookie tackle Jonathan Martin start all 16 games, including a handful at left tackle in place of the injured Long.“I think Lamar really showed some great signs of really some explosive play opportunity,” Ireland said. “He kind of shoots out of a cannon ...
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