Miami Dolphins Defensive Position-by-Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis

« Prev
1 of 12
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Miami Dolphins Defensive Position-by-Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis
Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

NFL training camps are just a few weeks from getting underway and already the Miami Dolphins have been dealt a major blow on defense. 

At a time when players should be battling it out on the field to decide who's starting and who's getting cut, there is off-field drama in Davie, Florida.

After gaining 17 pounds in the offseason and earning glowing praise at OTAs, Dion Jordan had sky-high expectations and was going to be battling for a starting role on the Dolphins stout defensive front.

But instead of hitting the ground running on his way to a breakout season, Jordan was suspended for the first four games of the year for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, via ESPN's James Walker. 

The suspension is not only a major setback for Jordan—who appeared primed for a breakout season—but it was also a tough loss for a typically deep Dolphins defensive line that is now a bit thinner.

However, it's not all bad for Miami, which still boasts a talented defense with a number of ascending players.

With that said, let's take a position-by-position look at the projected Dolphins defense for the 2014 season, both with and without Jordan.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow New England Patriots from B/R on Facebook

Follow New England Patriots from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

New England Patriots

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.