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Quarterback: Ryan Tannehill vs. Matt Moore vs. David Garrard
The quarterback situation in Miami seems pretty scary right now.
Even though Moore performed admirably after stepping in for injured Chad Henne last year, there are serious doubts about his ability as a starter.
Is the 34-year-old Garrard an upgrade as a stopgap, or should the Dolphins take the plunge with Tannehill right away? Joe Philbin is not sure after pre-camp competition.
"They all bring different attributes to the table," Philbin said on WQAM 560, via Sporting News. "I will say that the room itself, the quality of the individuals in the room, I think is excellent."
This one should be quite entertaining.
Safety and Nickelback: Jimmy Wilson vs. Richard Marshall
Training camp will decide the fates of these two players as they each vie to start on the defense as a free safety or nickel cornerback.
Though Marshall is better suited to play safety, his skills and experience might be needed more at cornerback.
Wilson has performed well at free safety thus far in OTAs, but the second-year man could see time at the nickelback position.
Strong Safety: Reshad Jones vs. Tyrone Culver vs. Chris Clemons
The Dolphins opened up a hole in the secondary when they released longtime starter Yeremiah Bell this offseason, much to the dismay of many Dolphins fans.
They have opened up the starting job to a full-blown competition between three underwhelming players, at least thus far in their careers. Jones has the most promise as a third-year defensive back, and he likely fits the bill as a starter at strong safety.
He has been known for coverage issues, which are not so pronounced at this position, but they could cost him the job if one of the other two can be solid all-around.
Right Tackle: Jonathan Martin vs. Lydon Murtha
Marc Colombo was terrible at right tackle for the Dolphins last year, making it a position they needed to shore up this offseason.
Up until the draft, Murtha was penciled in as the starter. He performed well for Jake Long last season when the stud was injured, showing promise that he could handle the job at right tackle.
That is, until the Dolphins had Jonathan Martin fall into their laps in the second round of the draft.
The former Stanford left tackle will need to adjust to the new position, but he has the talent to make a switch and become a starter right away.
Murtha still believes that it is his time, however. We shall see.
Wide Receiver: Legedu Naanee vs. B.J. Cunningham vs. Rishard Mathews vs. Jeff Fuller vs. Clyde Gates
With Brian Hartline and Davone Bess entrenched as the starters, the Battle Royale behind them will be brutal.
Miami needed to upgrade its receiving corps this offseason, and all it could come up with were twice-castoff Naanee, two late-round rookies and an undrafted free agent.
That may cause a snicker or 10 around the league, but these guys will all be fighting to prove they can help an offense that does not need a true No. 1 receiver.