Should the Miami Dolphins Take a Look at Dashon Goldson?

Back in January I wrote an article on free agent Safeties that the Miami Dolphins could sign. I excluded Goldson figuring he had been tagged last season and wouldn't be available this off season.

Well, now his availability is a strong possibility. Goldson did not want to be tagged and the 49ers have stated they won't (at least not yet). Like the Dolphins, the 49ers have a list of free agents to consider, and with 12 picks in this year's draft and a good group of safeties available they may cut ties with Goldson and draft one.

Both Goldson and the 49ers are far apart on a contract, with Goldson possibly looking for eight million a season. This is where the Miami Dolphins come in. Currently, we are $40 million under the cap, and with Miami looking to make waves this off season Goldson is one that cannot be ignored. The Dolphins could be looking to draft a safety, and that would be great, but imagine Reshad Jones and Dashon Goldson working together in the same secondary. Tight ends, receivers going over the middle, and quarterbacks would all have to account for the Dolphins secondary.

Goldson is 6'2", 200 pounds, and in six years in the league has earned a reputation as one of the hardest hitting safeties in the NFL. Here are some of his stats:
  • 346 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 14 interceptions
  • Made the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012
  • All Pro in 2012

Here is some video on Goldson:

Goldson is always attacking the ball carrier. He hits strong and is a play stopper. I would love to see him in a Dolphins uniform, along with a drafted cornerback like Xavier Rhodes or Jonathan Banks. Our secondary would quickly become respected.

So, for me it is a definite yes. The Miami Dolphins should take a look at Dashon Goldson.

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