Top 10 Miami Dolphins who aren’t part of the problem going into 2018

Wake’s had back-to-back double-digit sack seasons. (Andres Leiva/The Post)

DAVIE—The Dolphins have a lot they need to fix if they are going to be a playoff contender next season, but not everything is broken.

They’ll benefit quite a bit from getting guys like Ryan Tannehill and Raekwon McMillan back off Injured Reserve, and there are some other pieces in place. Some of the guys who were involved in this season’s debacle weren’t really the issue, and Miami should be glad to have them back next year.

Here are the top 10 Dolphins who aren’t part of the problem:

10. S Michael Thomas
If Thomas gets a good offer as an unrestricted free agent this year, the Dolphins will have to think hard about matching it because he’s highly valuable in their secondary and on special teams. Pro Football Focus ranked him the best special teams player in the NFL this year, and he was solid for Miami when it needed spot work at safety.

9. K Cody Parkey
Don’t take The Jupiter Juggernaut for granted. He matched Jay Feely’s single-season franchise record by making 91.3 percent (21 of 23) of his field goals—his only misses were from 48 and 50 yards. He was also excellent on kickoffs and is the only kicker known to have successfully pulled off four onside kicks in a season (that stat is tracked back to 1997). This offense needs the security of being able to take the three points anytime it’s in range, and the Dolphins should move quickly to re-sign him.

8. LB Kiko Alonso
Alonso is a popular target for the disappointed fan base, especially after signing a four-year, $28.9 million extension last year. He had 115 tackles and two forced fumbles this year, which was a bit of a dropoff from the six turnovers he got his hands on in 2016. The bottom line on Alonso is that he’s a valuable talent, and the coaching staff needs to hone in on the best way to use him.

7. RB Kenyan Drake
Getting Drake at No. 73 overall in the 2016 draft is looking like a smart pickup. Jay Ajayi was very good at times, but Drake is much more the style of running back Gase likes to have in his offense and he proved that once he got his shot. After the Ajayi trade, Drake averaged 94.6 yards from scrimmage per game. The 29 catches he had during that span were more than Ajayi totaled in his entire 2016 Pro Bowl season.

6. C Mike Pouncey
As the Dolphins continue to mix and match and hope for the best on their offensive line, they’re fortunate to have Pouncey as a reliable in the middle. As long as his health is good, which is promising after he played all 16 games and 93.6 percent of the offensive snaps this year. Some renovating is necessary, but Pouncey at $9 million next year sounds just fine.

5. S Reshad Jones
For the second straight year, Jones made people wonder whether he’s the Dolphins’ most important offensive player. He looked worthy of the five-year, $60 million extension they gave him before the season and totaled a team-high 122 tackles to go with two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two touchdowns. And his shoulder held up with no issues after undergoing rotator cuff surgery the year before.

4. WR Kenny Stills
This will go down as one of vice president Mike Tannenbaum’s best personnel moves. He got Stills for a minimal price in a trade, he developed well in his first two seasons and then re-signed for a reasonable price heading into his mid- to late-20s. Stills’ strong year in 2017 helped mitigate an underwhelming one from DeVante Parker.

3. DE Cameron Wake
The Dolphins might try to secure Wake’s 2019 season sometime in the next few months. Anyone who thought he was done after that torn Achilles tendon in 2015 has been proven completely wrong after he put up 22 sacks, 65 tackles and five forced fumbles the last two seasons. He also had no trouble hitting the threshold for his $1 million playing time bonus this year. Wake looks like he’s going to do this to age 40, and that’s big for Miami.

2. WR Jarvis Landry
Forget for a moment that Landry and the Dolphins seem to be playing hardball heading into contract talks as he hits unrestricted free agency. It’s not profitable for them to say this right now, but he’s their best offensive player. He produces no matter who plays quarterback and he just broke his own franchise record for catches in a season with 112. Ask Tannehill if he wants this guy back next year.

1.DT Ndamukong Suh
He’s a luxury the Dolphins probably couldn’t afford, but he’s here and he’s dominant. At 30, he was still one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL. It’s not even necessary to get into all the details of how great he is. Everyone knows it. The only issue for Miami is his scheduled $26.1 and $28.1 million salary cap hits for next two seasons, which the team can try to restructure.

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