Dolphins 2018 Depth Chart Projections For 53-Man Roster

OTAs are nearing their conclusion around the NFL, which means it's time to take a look at how the Miami Dolphins' depth chart currently stands. The Dolphins aren't done making moves, they could still sign a player or two and there are roster cuts before the season, but this is a projection of how the depth chart currently looks.

Not every player on the roster will be listed, since there's no real need to include UDFAs who won't make the team. Instead, think of this as an expanded two-deep depth chart. And, with fall camp yet to begin, much can and probably will change. With that in mind, here's the current Dolphins' depth chart projection to make the 53 man roster: 


Ryan Tannehill

Brock Osweiler
Ryan Fales

Miami assured Tannehill prior to the draft that he was their guy for 2018, and he'll get a chance to redeem himself after missing all of 2017 with a torn ACL. However, the Dolphins did add some insurance in Tannehill.

Running Back
Frank Gore

Kenyan Drake
Kalen Ballage
Senorise Perry

Gore is not a long-term answer at the position or a three-down back, but he'll provide a solid power rusher to go along with Drake's speed and Ballage's receiving abilities.



Wide Receiver
DeVante Parker
Kenny Stills
Danny Amendola

Leontee Carroo
Albert Wilson
Jakeem Grant

Miami has chosen to go with three wide receivers instead of a fullback, so they may not keep a true fullback on the active roster. They're banking on Parker becoming a true No. 1 receiver this year with Amendaola providing help in the slot to replace Jarvis Landry.

Tight End

Mike Gesicki

Durham Smythe
MarQueis Gray
A.J. Derby

This will be a position of intrigue for the Dolphins. Gesicki, their second-round pick, has a ton of upside as a receiver but struggles as a blocker. Smythe, another rookie, should see a lot of playing time as well as a more balanced option.

Offensive Line
Laremy Tunsil (LT)
Josh Sitton (LG)
Daniel Kilgore (C)
Jesse Davis (RG)
Ja'Wuan James (RT)

Sam Young
Isaac Asiata
Ted Larsen
Jake Brendel

This unit isn't exactly one of the best in the league, especially after trading away center Mike Pouncey, but there are some young players with upside, headlined by Laremy Tunsil.

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Defensive Line
Cameron Wake (LDE)
Davon Godchaux (DT)
Jordan Phillips (DT)
Robert Quinn (RDE)

William Hayes
Akeem Spence
Andre Branch
Vincent Taylor

Cameron Wake continues to defy Father Time and the Dolphins went out and acquired Quinn from the Rams in hopes that they can form a dangerous pass rushing duo.

Raekwon McMillan (MIKE)
Stephone Anthony (SAM)
Kiko Alonso (WILL)

Jerome Baker
Mike Hull
Terence Garvin
Mike McCray

This is a group with a ton of upside. Raekwon McMillan is back after missing all of his rookie season with a knee injury, while Alonso has locked up his spot and the coaching staff liked what they saw out of Anthony late last season. Rookie Jerome Baker should also see a good deal of playing time.

Condrea Tankersley (LCB)
Xavien Howard (RCB)
Minkah Fitzpatrick (NB)
Reshad Jones (SS)
T.J. McDonald (FS)

Bobby McCain
Jordan Lucas
Tony Lippett
Trae Elston

First-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick will likely be used at all five of these positions on a consistent basis as the Dolphins hope he'll be an immediate star. This group also needs to become more consistent in 2018.

Special Teams
Jason Sanders (K)
Mack Haack (P)
John Denney (LS)

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