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'Draft Day' approaches for new Dolphins GM

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By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Dennis Hickey hasn't seen the NFL film "Draft Day" because he has been a little busy preparing for his first draft as general manager of the Miami Dolphins.

The team has a spotty draft record in recent years, which was one reason for the departure in January of Hickey's predecessor, Jeff Ireland. And the Dolphins will be in the market for plenty of help when the three-day draft begins Thursday. They went 8-8 last year and haven't finished above .500 since 2008.

The Dolphins have the 19th pick in the first round. Their biggest need is in the offensive line, where four of the five starters have departed. That includes tackle Jonathan Martin and guard Richie Incognito, who were at the center of last year's bullying scandal.

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