Dolphins Depth Chart: Round 1 Impacts

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The 2013 NFL Draft is currently in the holding pattern between rounds one and two. After the Dolphins' selection of Dion Jordan last night, I thought this was a good time to take a look at the current Dolphins depth chart.

Miami Dolphins
Current Contracts: 63
Unsigned Draft Picks: 1
Top 51 Salary Cap Space: $8,263,667

Offense:
(31 players)

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Wide Receiver

Brian Hartline

Brandon Gibson

Rishard Matthews

Jeff Fuller

Left Tackle

Jonathan Martin

Jeff Adams

Andrew McDonald

Left Guard

Richie Incognito

Chandler Burden

Center

Mike Pouncey

Josh Samuda

Right Guard

John Jerry

Lance Louis

Right Tackle

Nate Garner

Will Yeatman

Tight End

Dustin Keller

Charles Clay

Michael Egnew

Kyle Miller

Wide Receiver

Mike Wallace

Davone Bess

Armon Binns

Brian Tyms

Quarterback

Ryan Tannehill

Matt Moore

Pat Devlin

Halfback

Lamar Miller

Daniel Thomas

Marcus Thigpen

Jonas Gray

Fullback

Jorvorskie Lane

Needs:

The Dolphins still need to address the tackle position, either moving Jonathan Martin back to left tackle with a veteran signing or dropping Nate Garner back into his utility reserve role with a veteran signing or a rookie draft pick. The team can still use the addition of a wide receiver and/or a tight end to continue to build weapons around Ryan Tannehill. A running back later in the draft is not out of the picture either.

Notes:

I am still listing Lance Louis behind John Jerry due to injury. If Luis is healthy come training camp, I expect him to move ahead of Jerry. I am also thinking more and more of moving Marcus Thigpen out of the running back depth chart and into the receiver corps.

Defense:
(29 players)

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Defensive End

Jared Odrick

Dion Jordan

Derrick Shelby

Defensive Tackle

Randy Starks

Vaughn Martin

Chas Alecxih

Defensive Tackle

Paul Soliai

Kheeston Randall

Defensive End

Cameron Wake

Olivier Vernon

Lee Robinson

Linebacker

Koa Misi

Jason Trusnik

Jonathan Freeny

Linebacker

Dannell Ellerbe

Josh Kaddu

Linebacker

Philip Wheeler

Austin Spitler

Cornerback

Brent Grimes

Nolan Carroll

Dimitri Patterson

Julian Posey

Cornerback

Richard Marshall

Jimmy Wilson

R.J. Stanford

DeAndre Presley

Safety

Reshard Jones

Safety

Chris Clemons

Kelcie McCray


Needs:

Well, defensive end is off the needs list now. Miami still needs to address the cornerback position, and the addition of a safety would not be bad. Anything else is purely depth at this point.

Notes:

Rumors have Koa Misi moving into the middle linebacker slot, with Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler on the outside. The move makes some sense. I have the newly drafted Dion Jordan behind Jared Odrick on the defensive line right now. Jeff Ireland pointed out that it takes time for a player to develop into an every down player, with situational use making sense until that happens. Odrick has slimmed down to hold on to the defensive end position. Jordan will see plenty of playing time, and could move ahead of Odrick at some point, but for now, I have the veteran holding onto the spot.

Special Teams:
(4 players)

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Punter

Brandon Fields

Kicker

Dan Carpenter

Long Snapper

John Denney

Patrick Scales

Needs:

Don't be surprised if Miami uses a late round pick on a kicker. Dan Carpenter got better as the year progressed last season, but could use the competition in camp.

Notes:

The signing of Scales was an interesting move. He's most likely not going to make the team - at least not as a long snapper - but could push Pro Bowler John Denney.

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