Updated Dolphins Depth Chart

Eesti ReinikContributor IMay 25, 2009

DAVIE, FL - MAY 02:  Rookie cornerback Chris Clemons #30 of the Miami Dolphins plays during mini camp on May 2, 2009 at the Miami Dolphins Training facility in Davie, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

It is amazing to me that all of the "top" web sites for the major networks have such a hard time assembling an accurate depth chart.  I just visited about five web sites trying to get an accurate picture of the future training camp battles. 

I learned one thing. 

I, as a fan, know more about team personnel than the professionals who get paid to the job.  I don't mean to pat myself on the back, but does this bother anyone else besides me? 

I probably won't be 100 percent accurate and will listen to any corrections if anyone has any insight to offer.

Most sites have players in wrong positions, missing players, and outdated depth charts. You would think that big name web sites would be more active and accurate when it comes to their bread and butter, but I guess they don't consider it a priority.

I do have to give "props" to Omar Kelly, from the Sun Sentinel, who had a pretty accurate depth chart in a May article and always provides great insight on the Dolphins position battles. The story was picked up by FoxSports.com as well.  It was written about a month ago and does not include recent transactions. 

He and I do differ on certain players.

Some of the positions will change as we get a clearer picture of the team depth chart.  I will speculate to a certain degree when it comes to recent draft picks and new free agents.  I will also place players where I think they fit after the competition shakes out and based on abilities. 

Some players will alternate between positions.

(injury concerns)



QB: Chad Pennington, Chad Henne, and Pat White

RB: Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, Patrick Cobbs, and Lex Hilliard

FB: Lousaka Polite and Chris Brown

TE: Anthony Fasano, David Martin, Joey Haynos, John Nalbone, and Jared Bronson

SE (X): Greg Camarillo, Brandon London, Patrick Turner, Ernest Wilford, and Brennan Marion

FL (Z): Ted Ginn Jr., Anthony Armstrong, Todd Lowber, and Chris Williams

Slot: Davone Bess and Brian Hartline

LT: Jake Long, Andrew Gardner, and SirVincent Rogers

LG: Justin Smiley, Andy Alleman, and J.D. Quinn

C: Jake Grove

RG: Donald Thomas, Brandon Frye, Joe Berger, and Ikechuku Ndukwe

RT: Vernon Carey, Nate Garner, and SirVincent Rogers



SDE: Kendall Langford, Tony McDaniel, Rodrique Wright, and Ryan Baker

NT: Jason Ferguson, Paul Soliai, Joe Cohen, and Louis Ellis

WDE: Phillip Merling, Randy Starks, and Lionel Dotson

SOLB: Matt Roth/Jason Taylor, Quentin Moses, Tearrius George, and Orion Baker

SILB: Akin Ayodele and William Kershaw

WILB: Channing Crowder, Reggie Torbor, and J.D. Folsom

WOLB: Joey Porter, Charlie Anderson, Cameron Wake, and Erik Walden

SCB: Will Allen, Sean Smith, Jason Allen, Joey Thomas, and Will Billingsley

SS: Yeremiah Bell, Tyrone Culver, and Courtney Bryan

FS: Gibril Wilson, Chris Clemons, and Ethan Kilmer

WCB: Eric Green, Vontae Davis, Nathan Jones, and Scorpio Babers

Special Teams:

P: Brandon Fields and Jy Bond

K: Dan Carpenter

LS: John Denney

PR: Brian Hartline

KR: Ted Ginn Jr.

It will be interesting to see who ends up with return duties.  I was not impressed with Davone Bess as a Punt Returner last year.  He was sure handed but offered little run after the catch ability as a wide receiver or returner. 

I also don't know if Tony Sporano will continue to use Ginn as a Kick Returner.  He could be very dangerous with an improved blocking unit, but he may be needed more as a wide out.  I don't see anyone else on our roster that scares anyone as a returner.  Cobbs was pretty good but does not possess the necessary speed.


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