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Miami Dolphins: Will Michael Bennett Make Their Defensive Line the NFL's Best?

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 27:  Defensive lineman Michael Bennett #71 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates a sack against the Miami Dolphins during a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Richard SantamariaCorrespondent IIMarch 14, 2013

Michael Bennett is visiting the Miami Dolphins today.  The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer defensive end can start for any team.  Evan Silva of Rotoworld ranked Bennett as the 14th-best free agent in the 2013 market.

A defensive front four featuring Cameron Wake, Paul Soliai, Randy Starks and Michael Bennett may be the best in the NFL.

Last year, Bennett made nine sacks, 41 combined tackles, and forced three fumbles.

When it comes to Bennett's character, Jeff Ireland has insight.  Dolphins' offensive coordinator Mike Sherman coached Bennett when he played at Texas A&M.  Bennett went undrafted and started a full season for the first time last year.

Lance Zierlein of Rotoworld considers Bennett the best free-agent defensive end.  Zierlein looked at statistics to compare Bennett with Cliff Avril and Michael Johnson.  Bennett graded better than both players in pass-rushing effectiveness and stopping the run.

Last week, Zierlein also stated that the "Dolphins make a ton of sense" for Bennett.

While quarterbacks who faced the Miami Dolphins in 2012 were often buried by Cameron Wake, signal-callers running away from Wake in 2013 may be blindsided by his new partner in crime, Michael Bennett.

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