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Projected Depth Chart: Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson, Rishard Mathews, Armon Binns, Jeff Fuller
Dolphins fans got something to cheer about when Jeff Ireland opened up Stephen Ross' checkbook to land a big-name receiver.
Mike Wallace might not be Larry Fitzgerald or Calvin Johnson, but he is certainly an upgrade at the position. The speedy wideout brings a deadly downfield threat to the table, and he is obviously the team's top receiver.
Brian Hartline, last year's top receiver for the Dolphins, settles into a good role as a No. 2 guy. With teams forced to focus on Wallace, among other guys, Hartline will get some breathing room.
Granted, he could have had that when Brandon Marshall was in town, but injuries and inexperience prevented that prior to last season.
Brandon Gibson figures to be the No. 3 guy, given his new contract, but where and when will he line up on the field? He is not a slot receiver, a position Miami needs to fill.
Rishard Mathews came on strong last season to become the No. 2 at one point. Jeff Fuller had a year to develop on the practice squad, and Armon Binns is just another guy, though a young one.