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The Miami Dolphins have completed the first quarter of their 2013 season. Based on what they have done in the first four games, what could their stats look like after 16 games? We take a look.

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Yesterday, we took a look at the Miami Dolphins' statistical projections for the offense, based on having completed the first quarter of the season. Today, we come back and look at the defense.

Record:

  • Current: 3-1
  • Projected: 12-4

Defense:

  • Dannell Ellerbe Current: 38 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 1 Recovery
  • Dannell Ellerbe Projected: 152 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 4 Recoveries

  • Reshad Jones Current: 28 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Reshad Jones Projected: 112 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Philip Wheeler Current: 25 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 3 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Philip Wheeler Projected: 100 tackles, 2 sacks, 12 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Chris Clemons Current: 17 tackles, 0 sacks, 3 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Chris Clemons Projected: 68 tackles, 0 sacks, 12 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Nolan Carroll Current: 15 tackles, 0 sacks, 4 pass defensed, 1 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Nolan Carroll Projected: 60 tackles, 0 sacks, 16 pass defensed, 4 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Koa Misi Current: 14 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Koa Misi Projected: 56 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Brent Grimes Current: 13 tackles, 0 sacks, 5 pass defensed, 1 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Brent Grimes Projected: 52 tackles, 0 sacks, 20 pass defensed, 4 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Jimmy Wilson Current: 11 tackles, 0 sacks, 2 pass defensed, 1 INTs, 1 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Jimmy Wilson Projected: 44 tackles, 0 sacks, 8 pass defensed, 4 INTs, 4 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Jared Odrick Current: 10 tackles, 1 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Jared Odrick Projected: 40 tackles, 4 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Olivier Vernon Current: 9 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Olivier Vernon Projected: 36 tackles, 6 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Derrick Shelby Current: 9 tackles, 2 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 2 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Derrick Shelby Projected: 36 tackles, 8 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 8 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Randy Starks Current: 8 tackles, 2 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Randy Starks Projected: 32 tackles, 8 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Paul Soliai Current: 7 tackles, 0 sacks, 3 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Paul Soliai Projected: 28 tackles, 0 sacks, 12 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Jason Trusnik Current: 6 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Jason Trusnik Projected: 24 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Dion Jordan Current: 6 tackles, 1 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Dion Jordan Projected: 24 tackles, 4 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Cameron Wake Current: 5 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Cameron Wake Projected: 20 tackles, 10 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Jelani Jenkins Current: 5 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Jelani Jenkins Projected: 20 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Don Jones Current: 4 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 2 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Don Jones Projected: 16 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 8 FF, 0 Recoveries

  • Dimitri Patterson Current: 2 tackles, 0 sacks, 3 pass defensed, 2 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recovery
  • Dimitri Patterson Projected: 8 tackles, 0 sacks, 12 pass defensed, 8 INTs, 0 FF, 0 Recoveries

Special Teams:

  • John Denney Current: 2 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 1 Recovery
  • John Denney Projected: 8 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pass defensed, 0 INTs, 0 FF, 4 Recoveries

  • Caleb Sturgis Current: 7-for-7 FG, Long 54, 10-for-10 XP, 31 points
  • Caleb Sturgis Projected: 28-for-28 FG, Long 54, 40-for-40 XP, 124 XP

  • Brandon Fields Current: 17 punts, 66 long, 49.7 average, 6 in 20, 1 TB
  • Brandon Fields Projected: 68 punts, 66 long, 49.7 average, 24 in 20, 4 TB

Obviously, some of these stats are skewed, especially for players like Wake or Patterson, who have missed playing time, but what do you think of the defensive stats so far?

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