2015 Depth Charts Update: Miami Dolphins

A breakdown of the Miami Dolphins' Depth Chart after Free Agency and the Draft.

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A breakdown of the Miami Dolphins' Depth Chart after Free Agency and the Draft.

2015 Depth Charts Update: Miami Dolphins


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  • While we don’t believe Greg Jennings to be anything more than average, something his 0.0 grade in 2014 sums up perfectly, the Dolphins definitely are in a stronger position at wide receiver than they were at this time a year ago. They’ve replaced Mike Wallace with a better deep threat in Kenny Stills, who arrives from New Orleans having lead the league with a Catch Rate of 64.3 on passes travelling 20 or more yards through the air. That leaves Jarvis Landry in the slot, where he looked to be developing into a very good player as a rookie last year.


  • There are big question marks on the offensive line however. A healthy Branden Albert would be huge for them, as would Mike Pouncey spending the season at center and not guard, but we don’t know enough about Billy Turner at left guard, and right guard Dallas Thomas really struggled in 2014. Also concerning was Ju’wuan James‘ play at offensive tackle. Though his struggles came mostly on the left, his Pass Blocking Efficiency Rating of 92.6 was the second worst at the position last year.


  • The big addition here was obviously Ndamukong Suh, who immediately adds another Elite player to that defensive line. With Cameron Wake already a star on the edge, and Olivier Vernon no slouch either, that defensive line could be ready to wreak havoc on opposing offenses in 2015.


  • The question marks on defense are mainly at linebacker. Koa Misi looked at home in the middle of that group last year and that shouldn’t change in 2015. On one side of him, Jelani Jenkins looked good in coverage, and contributed as a pass rusher, but he did struggle a bit against the run. The other side looks to be a competition between Chris McCain, who we haven’t seen enough of at this point, and Kelvin Sheppard, who had a -10.7 grade on 428 snaps in 2013.
  • Bryan Brackney

    Billy Turner is going to be the left guard and Donald Thomas and Jamil Douglas are battling it out to be the right guard

    • Chris

      “However, if you do see mistakes or have comments, we’d encourage you to post them in the comments section of each article. If you believe that information is definitive (and not just your opinion) it would be great if you could post a link.”

      • Bryan Brackney


        “Billy Turner appears to be entrenched in the starting lineup at right guard. And while he has a lot potential, that’s all it is at his point — he appeared in one game last year.

        Dallas Thomas, one of the league’s lowest-graded guards and tackles last year, is competing at left guard against Jamil Douglas, a rookie fourth-round pick who might have talent but needs to bulk up.”

      • Bryan Brackney

        Didn’t see that because I came here from Feedly (RSS feed reader)

        • Chris

          No problem, just pointing out that they want the help and the source if you’ve seen something as a fan of your local team. :)

  • herewegobrowniesherewego

    Would only put Jordan Cameron at yellow based on last season (and, really, his ’11 and ’12 seasons, too.) His ’13 season may have been an aberration, in an offense tailor-made for TEs by Chudzinski.

  • Daniel Morrell

    I read that Dallas Thomas hasn’t given up a sack as a guard, only tackle. When rating him are you taking all his play into consideration or just at guard?

  • Ben

    The Dolphins offense features 3WR/1TE sets as the base/most common formation. 2TE sets only come into play on short yardage and goal line for the most part, and Dion Sims, as the #2TE, is virtually assured of seeing far fewer snaps than any of the main WR and Jordan Cameron. Listing him as if he were a starter is confusing. Also, shouldn’t Jawan James’ work at RT (where he was good) be looked at when considering how good of a RT he is, and not his work at LT?

  • Phinfan

    Time to update these charts!