Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
Only a handful of UDFAs have ascended from camp bodies to potential practice squad players. Here's a look at how they grade:
Josh Samuda, OL: A+
Should be Mike Pouncey's backup in 2012. Maybe the Dolphins can mold him into a guard down the road. Either way, great pickup by Jeff Ireland.
Derrick Shelby, DE: A+
Doesn't waste any opportunity. Has delivered in practice and games, and his rapid ascension up the depth chart means he could play a fairly prominent role for the 'Phins this season.
Anderson Russell, S: A
Has clearly surpassed Tyrell Johnson on the depth chart and has made a case for a roster spot with outstanding performances in practice. Needs to make a bigger impact in games, both on defense and special teams, in order to crack the 53-man roster.
Andrew McDonald, OT: A-
Listed as a second-team offensive tackle on Miami's first two depth charts, leapfrogging the likes of John Jerry and Ray Feinga. Should earn a spot on the practice squad, which is no small feat for a player who was brought in as a tryout player in May.
Jeff Fuller, WR: B+
Hot and cold throughout the offseason, but he's showing up in games. Has reeled in a combined six receptions for 49 yards. Drops are still an issue, but his chemistry with Ryan Tannehill makes him a safe bet for the practice squad. Still has a shot at cracking the 53-man roster as well.
Chas Alecxih, DT: B
Has flashed in practice throughout camp, but didn't make such an impact in either preseason game. Ability to play the pass and the run makes him practice squad-worthy.
Kelcie McCray, S: N/A
Primed himself to garner a shot at the 53-man roster, but a fractured foot has kept him out for most of camp. It'll be interesting to see what happens once he's healthy. There's a chance we'll see him on Sundays at some point this season.