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Wide Receiver: an intriguing battle at Fins camp


While all of us are very excited about this particular Dolphins training camp and the various position battles that go along with it, I'm personally most excited to see how the Wide Receivers perform.  Logically speaking, the top 4 spots are already locks with Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, and Clyde Gates.  No matter what, Gates is guaranteed a spot on the 53 man roster since Miami took him in the 4th round of the 2011 draft.  That being said, we're left with 1, or possibly 2 spots left, with three guys battling it out: Roberto Wallace, Marlon Moore, and Julius Pruitt

Let's analyze:

Roberto Wallace:  this guy has the prototypical size that most teams drool over.  He's at least 6'4 and has become the understudy to Brandon Marshall.  The Dolphins have been really high on him for over a year, however, this league is all about production on the field, and Wallace has not "flashed" during any meaningful playing time last year.  He may be physically imposing, but hasn't impressed me yet (I'm thinking another Patrick Turner).

Marlon Moore:  Like Wallace, Miami has also taken a liking to Moore.  While he doesn't possess the sheer physicality of Wallace, Moore has certainly made the most of his playing time, highlighted last year by a 50+ yard scoring touchdown against the Raiders, allowing him to show off his speed.  Moore has definitely caught my attention, and I've noticed how quickly he transitions from catching the ball and then turning quickly upfield for more yards.  I think he's a keeper.  Miami needs to base their decisions on production and not always falling in love with size.

Julius Pruitt:  Pruitt is the biggest unknown in the group.  He's been with Miami for a while, and was tucked away on the practice squad for most of 2010.  Early practice reports indicate he's been doing well, but until we see him in any games, the jury is still out. 

I think the main battle may be between Wallace and Pruitt.  Their fates will be determined by their ability in the preseason games.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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