NFL Draft 2013: Lane Johnson draws Miami Dolphins' interest

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Miami is revamping the offense and could continue the project by drafting an offensive tackle.

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly showing interest in Oklahoma Sooners left tackle Lane Johnson, according to Ben Volin.

Miami has the No. 12 overall pick and remains a bit of a mystery at that spot. Most believed earlier in the offseason that the Dolphins would be a sure-fire candidate to take a wide receiver, but with the re-signing of Brian Hartline and the acquisition of Mike Wallace, Miami appears set there.

One other option on the offensive side could be a tight end, although drafting one at the 12th overall spot might be somewhat of a reach. The Dolphins could use help at cornerback, but general manager Jeff Ireland seems hellbent on getting the offense squared away.

However, it would be somewhat curious if Miami decided on a left tackle after letting Jake Long walk away. The only reasonable explanation would be the Dolphins feel Long has serious medical questions and don't want to invest the long-term money in him that the St. Louis Rams did.

If selected by Miami, Johnson would immediately come in and play in Long's old spot, replacing the former No. 1 overall pick of 2008 out of the University of Michigan.

The Dolphins have placed quite a premium on the offensive line in recent years, also drafting center Mike Pouncey in the first round two years ago.

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