I disagree with your plan on pretty much every point. 1. Yes, we need a rebuild. 2. A few additions are all it takes? We are crap on the O line except for LT. (Our RT is a free agent about to be overpaid.) We are crap at D line. I love Wake, but he's just about done. Nobody else on the line is a difference maker. No linebacker on the roster is a difference maker. Just lots of "potential." But more than anything, I think it is a done deal that Tannehill is gone. I have defended him a lot on these forums, and I would stick by my opinion. He's a tough SOB and has moments of greatness but is not a QB that will help his team rise above mediocrity. He's not elite, and not close enough often enough to really fool you into thinking he might be. It's time to wish him the best and move on. Wherever he goes, I will root for him. (Unless it's in the AFC East, of course.) I find your post naive and misguided, but that's just me. No offense intended.
You and I aren't really that far apart in our thinking. Yes, we need 2 quality guards and a RT. I am not in favor of resigning James, I thought he should have been replaced 2 years ago. The DL does need a lot of attention. Yes, Wake is getting older, but he also still produces, and he strikes me to be the type of player to know when it's time to give it up, so as long as he's still willing, I'll ride with him. This draft is loaded with DL talent, if we spent our first 2 picks there, I would not mind.
Our LBs, I hated them at the beginning of the season last year. Alonzo, love his motor, he plays sideline to sideline, but he can't cover anyone in pass defense. I would try to replace him on just that aspect. McMillan and Baker are still young, and they do have potential, and I saw lots of improvement from them as the season went on. Of course, a lot will depend on what kind of defense we will be trying to install. Maybe Harris thrives in this new defense, who knows? We'll just have to wait and see.
I agree with everyone that Tannehill is probably gone. I don't think it's right, but all of the local media and probably 90% of the fan base has blamed him for our offensive failures last year. I see them moving on from him just to appease a majority of the fan base. I still say there's only so much a QB can do when he has little to no blocking from the interior of his OL. Everyone forgets that after week 3 last year, Tannehill was a top 5 QB in completion %, QBR, and deep ball accuracy. But then the OL pretty much collapsed and he got injured, and was never the same afterward. He will move on, and we will hear of his success wherever he goes.
And you know, I may be naive and misguided, I just don't believe in giving up. The Dolphins have given up, it's hard for me to accept that.