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The Way-Too-Soon 53 Man Roster Prediction

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Bpk, May 4, 2013.

  1. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    Half of the UDFAs I know next to nothing about, other than reading some reports. It's highly possible there may yet be a trade for a veteran OT. No one knows anything, so what better time than to boldly declare who will make the 53 man roster, than now, when we know nothing.

    I have peered into the palantir and seen the future. Here it is...

    25 Offense

    QB
    Ryan Tannehill
    Matt Moore

    RB
    Lamar Miller
    Mike Gillislee
    Marcus Thigpen

    FB/H-Back
    Charles Clay
    Jorvorskie Lane

    TE
    Dustin Keller
    Dion Sims
    Michael Egnew

    WR
    Mike Wallace
    Rishard Matthews
    Armon Binns
    Chad Bumphis
    Brandon Gibson
    Brian Hartline

    OL
    Mike Pouncey
    Nate Garner
    Richie Incognito
    John Jerry
    Lance Louis
    Jonathan Martin
    Dallas Thomas
    Will Yeatman
    Tyson Clabo


    25 Defense

    DT
    Vaughan Martin
    Kheeston Randall
    Paul Soliai
    Randy Starks

    DE
    Cam Wake
    Dion Jordan
    Jared Odrick
    Derrick Shelby
    Olivier Vernon

    LB
    Dannell Ellerbe
    Jelani Jenkins
    Josh Kaddu
    Koa Misi
    Jason Trusnik
    Austin Spitler
    Phillip Wheeler

    CB
    Brent Grimes
    Jamar Taylor
    Nolan Carroll
    Will Davis
    Jimmy Wilson
    Richard Marshall

    S
    Chris Clemons
    Reshad Jones
    Jordan Kovacs (aka Rudy)


    3 STs

    K
    Caleb Sturgis

    P
    Brandon Fields

    LS
    John Denney

    -----------------------

    TOTAL = 53

    [Edited: Add Tyson Clabo - Subtract Jonas Gray]

    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...... YOUR 2013 MIAMI DOLPHINS!!!!!
     
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  2. Alex13

    Alex13 Welcome to the NEW Miami Club Member

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    i dont think Lane will make the team this year and jesus we still could not find a way to replace trusnik and spitler, i also hope we keep Patterson around
     
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  3. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    8 DBs is probably too few.

    You are right about the Way Too Soon part. :)
     
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  4. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Only 2 QBs?
     
  5. Sumlit

    Sumlit Well-Known Member

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    I hate to go all nerd on you, but i have to say the palantir is used for communicating, not foreseeing the future.
     
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  6. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    I weighed that one. They may carry Devlin, but I think they need the roster spot too much for other positions that require depth and *will* see the field.

    Though with our OT's Devlin may actually be a smart person to keep on the 53.
     
  7. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    Lol. I thought about that as I typed it, and was relying on the fact that someone would notice and make this clear.

    It appears you are the One.

    May the force be with you.
     
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  8. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    I don't entirely disagree, but the guys we cut can be called upon if we feel its necessary. I doubt our CB castoffs a make other teams.

    Also, I couldn't cut a Charles Clay in favor of an RJ Stanford.
     
  9. Sumlit

    Sumlit Well-Known Member

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    Hahahah
     
  10. RoninFin4

    RoninFin4 Moderator Staff Member Club Member

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    If I had to make a 53 man depth chart right now, it'd go something like this:

    QB - Tannehill, Moore, Devlin
    RB - Miller, Gillislee, Thomas
    FB - Lane
    WR - Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, Matthews, Tyms
    TE - Keller, Sims, Clay, Egnew
    T - Martin, Thomas, Garner, Yeatman
    G - Incognito, Louis
    C - Pouncey, Samuda

    DE - Wake, Odrick, Vernon, Shelby
    DT - Soliai, Starks, Randall, Martin
    OLB - Misi, Wheeler, Jordan, Kaddu, Trusnik
    ILB - Ellerbe, Jenkins
    CB - Grimes, Taylor, Marshall, Davis, Stanford, Presley
    S - Jones, Clemons, McCray, Wilson

    K - Sturgis
    P - Fields
    LS - Scales
    RS - Thigpen

    Notes

    - Official site lists Thigpen as a RB. I put him as a "return specialist" for now.
    - I think Daniel Thomas could be replaced by Jonas Gray, Cameron Marshall, or some other free agent cut later in camp.
    - I think the 5th receiver will be a direct replacement for Marlon Moore's play on special teams. For now I left Tyms there as he was activated in week 17 last year.
    - I'm unsure what they'll do with Charles Clay and Michael Egnew, but I've got them both on the roster as of now.
    - I listed Dallas Thomas as T, until they presumably sign a free agent. I'd slot him at G after that. Miami mostly kept 8 OL last year, so I think there's going to be a surprise cut somewhere in there (Incognito?).
    - Miami has a lot of movable parts in their front 7, so I don't think they'll keep a ton of guys.
    - I stuck Jelani Jenkins as Ellerbe's backup at MIKE, mostly because I think he'll lop Austin Spitler off the roster due to special teams play.
    - I kept 10 DBs. Miami did that most weeks last year, and it's something the Bengals almost always did when Coyle was there. I have Dimitri Patterson as a cap casualty.

    Guys I'd suspect might not be around come week 1 that ARE on my depth chart right now:

    Daniel Thomas
    David Tyms
    Michael Egnew
    Will Yeatman
    Richie Incognito
    Josh Kaddu
    R.J. Stanford
    De'Andre Presley
    Jimmy Wilson
    Patrick Scales
     
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  11. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    Wake makes the team. Almost positive. /contribution.
     
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  12. pocoloco

    pocoloco I'm your huckleberry Club Member

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    Bold move leaving Dmitri Patterson off the CB list. Daniel Thomas is off the RBs, which is suprising but entirely possible
     
  13. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    I don't see why this is a bold move.
     
  14. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    I can't see 6 WR's on the roster. And there will most likely be 3 QB's.

    I also think Daniel Thomas will make the team.
     
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  15. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    over there
    I hope Will Yeatman can show us something this year.
    A lot of people ripped Egnew (as a rookie) because he couldn't get on the field.
    How long is this Yeatman experiment going to continue?
     
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  16. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    I can see Gillislee taking a lot of touches from Thomas if he (Thomas) even makes the team.
    Cuncushin-Fumbelitis is a sickness and should not be tolerated on this team.
     
  17. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Disagree. Agree. Disagree.
     
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  18. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Gilessie does not fumble.
     
  19. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    In fact, don't be too surprised if by the start of the season, Gillislee is the starter over Miller. I'm not guaranteeing it, I'm just saying to be surprised if it happens.
     
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  20. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    If Lamar Miller doesn't improve his pass blocking and Gillislee's pass blocking skills translate from college to the pros, there is a decent chance of that happening.
     
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  21. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Whoaaa!!!alright alright, I can dig it man..what makes you say this?
     
  22. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    At this point, Miller is the certainly more explosive home run threat, but Gilly seems to be a more complete back. It just wouldn't shock me, if they let Miller occupy the same role many of us wanted Tavon to be, and let Gilly be the traditional RB.
     
  23. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Slot receiver? That seems like the role most here envisioned for Austin.
     
  24. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Double whoa!! On the whole miller To receiver notion..Miller does catch the ball very well so hopefully we can line him up across the line when we go 4 or 5 wide.
     
  25. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Kind of what I call an XR. More like Austin was used in college, RB, screen receiver, end around runner, etc.
     
  26. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    true. that's my point,DJ.
     
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  27. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    like your selection with very few changes: yeats will be replaced by a veteran OT & jeff fuller will make the WR list
     
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  28. Lee2000

    Lee2000 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I see a chance for Jones at cb and Collins at wr.
     
  29. Lee2000

    Lee2000 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I could see Collins or Bumphis in that role. However, I remind myself as I look at the Packer roster, that all the receivers can run the full route tree and are a little bigger than the traditional slot receiver.
     
  30. pocoloco

    pocoloco I'm your huckleberry Club Member

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    I think we naturally root for the underdog, but I believe Patterson is a favorite over a guy like Nolan Carroll or even Will Davis, and Thomas is a favorite over Gray.
     
  31. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    IMO, the only reason Patterson wouldn't make the roster, won't be talent, it will be Ireland trying to save money with someone cheaper like Carroll or Stanford. If we keep the best 5 corners regardless of price, both Marshall and Patterson will make it, along with Taylor and Davis.
     
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  32. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    After looking at the offensive roster you posted as your picks at this time, I realize that besides possibly Wallace at WR, this offense really isn't that impressive looking.

    The offensive line remains a huge question mark. It could actually be worse than last year if the players you have listed end up being the players they keep.

    Tannehill needs to develop, but at this time he remains a question mark.

    None of the RB's on the roster have ever been a starter in the NFL. Personally I would have preferred the Dolphins kept Bush, but we can only hope Miller is the back many people on here think he will be.

    I wasn't a big fan of Fasano, but I don't think Keller is a big upgrade at the TE position. He might be a better receiver, but his blocking leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully Sims will be able to come in and provide more to the TE position than Egnew did last year. As far as Egnew is concerned , I have no idea if he will ever be a productive player in the NFL. Time will tell

    At the WR position, I don't see Gibson as an upgrade to Bess. I would rather have seen the Dolphins keep Bess and sign him to a new contract. Hopefully Wallace will be the impact WR the Dolphins signed him to be and Hartline continues to have a few decent games during the upcoming season. As far as the rest of the WR's on your list goes, they are all huge questions marks right now.

    I think the defense will continue to be the dominant unit on this roster and the offense will probably continue to struggle scoring points in 2013. It is just too bad the Dolphins weren't able to upgrade the LT and RG positions in the draft or in free agency, according to your present 53 man list. I also have concerns about the RT position with this list of players. Hopefully the Dolphins will sign one of the veteran RT's they have talked to in the last week. Martin protecting the blindside for Tannehill is a really scary thought, as far as I am concerned.

    This roster might be good enough to win 8 or possibly 9 games, but I don't see this as a playoff roster. I think it will be at least one more year and further upgrades on the offense, before this team is a legitimate playoff contender.
     
  33. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Yup and my point was your exclamation point.lol
     
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  34. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    If it wasn't for going up to get DJ, I would of went ballistic if we passed on Eifert at 12...basically I agree with you to some degree, the offense is not complete unless Egnew, Miller and Gibson tear it up, so those evaluations under his clock better be good,
     
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  35. RoninFin4

    RoninFin4 Moderator Staff Member Club Member

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    Wasn't there just a snippet out this week that Miami has Marcus Thigpen pegged for that role?

    I like Gillislee, but I can't see him starting over Miller. Miller's got better vision and is more explosive. He also wasn't as bad at pass-pro, IMO, as many on here would lead you to believe.
     
  36. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I'm just saying it wouldn't shock is all.

    Like has been mentioned if gilly is a better blocker.....then who knows.
     
  37. PhinsRDbest

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    Since he's been a tackle for just 1 season I'd give another year learning the position. Now that we have Clabo, he can sit another year and maybe fill in for Clabo for a few series. They'll probably do the same thing with Thomas and Incognito.
     
  38. jw3102

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    Eifert was the player I wanted them to take at 12. I certainly won't argue with moving up to take Jordan, but I just wish we had more play makers on offense.

    Wallace can certainly take it to the endzone on any given play. Miller has the speed to break long runs, but until he shows he can do it as a starting RB in the NFL, there remain questions about how effective he will be in the NFL as the primary RB on the team.

    The rest of the skill players on the offense are rather mediocre at this time. Hopefully some of these players will take a giant step up and become impact players at their positions, especially Tannehill.
     
  39. Bpk

    Bpk Premium Member Luxury Box

    Updating for Clabo.
     
  40. Jaj

    Jaj Registered

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    If the roster looks set, shift money forward from some of your major players. Cameron Wake, Mike Wallace, and Reshad Jones should get large amounts of future cash thrown towards them immediately to fill up the cap after June 1st. Move dollars forward to open up the situation in one year.

    If you've got the 53 more or less set (more so than in other years) I think that's definitely appropriate.
     

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