Miami Dolphins 2010 Roster Rundown
Quick-hitting analysis on every key contributor to the 2010 Miami Dolphins.
Head Coach: Tony Sparano (3rd year)
Coordinator: Dan Henning
QB: Chad Henne
A star in the marking. Great frame (6’3”, 230), strong, accurate arm and is willing to stand in the pocket and keep eyes downfield despite an enclosing pass-rush.
RB: Ronnie Brown
Should be 100 percent after stellar ’09 season was truncated with a Lisfranc (foot) injury. The backbone to the Wildcat attack.
RB: Ricky Williams
Is 33 but coming off a 1,121-yard, 11-touchdown season. Patience, vision and intelligence compensate for any mild decline in athletic skills.
FB: Lousaka Polite
Dominant lead-blocking makes him the best fullback in football right now.
WR: Brandon Marshall*
So gifted that Bill Parcells actually gave one of the most immature players in the NFL a $50 million contract with nearly half of it guaranteed.
WR: Greg Camarillo
Reliable possession receiver, but could have trouble fending off ascending possession receiver Brian Hartline.
WR: Davone Bess
Severe lack of speed, but shiftiness and quickness make him effective in the slot.
TE: Anthony Fasano
Dolphins want to use his litheness in the passing game more this year. Spent too much time blocking in ’09.
TE: Joey Haynos
Doesn’t project to be a star or dominant blocker, but is a solid young No. 2 tight end.
LT: Jake Long
Gets out of his stance quicker than any offensive lineman in the game. Excellent technique and natural strength.
LG: Donald Thomas
Too slow and timid to start. Dolphins would love to see third-round rookie John Jerry snag this job.
C: Jake Grove
Injuries have prevented him from being a top 10 center. Is able to neutralize stronger opponents, but can’t generate enough power to be a drive-blocker.
RG: Richie Incognito
Temper and injuries have marred his five-year career thus far. Nasty, athletic fist-fighter when his head is screwed on.
RT: Vernon Carey
Methodical wide load who goes about his job unnoticed. For a RT, that’s not a bad thing.
6 OL: John Jerry**
Offensive tackle at Mississippi who has good quickness for a 328-pounder. Will likely play guard in the NFL.
Coordinator: Mike Nolan
LDE: Phillip Merling
Has good strength and size. Year Three; it’s time for him to play a bit faster and breakout.
NT: Randy Starks
Dominant as a five-technique (DE) last season. Can he continue to hold ground after moving inside?
RDE: Jared Odrick**
First-round rookie has a learning curve coming from Penn State’s one-gap penetrating scheme to this two-gap-plugging scheme.
4 DL: Kendall Langford
Agile run-defender, but took a step back last season. At his best when he’s crashing inside.
SOLB: Charlie Anderson
It’s almost inconceivable that this non-impact veteran will maintain a starting job ahead of Cameron Wake in 2010.
ILB: Channing Crowder
Concerning lack of discipline at times. And not much of a playmaker. If not for war or words with Red Ryan and having such a catchy, alliterative name, few would know who he is.
ILB: Karlos Dansby*
Simply doesn’t miss tackles. Versatility is a major plus, as well.
WOLB: Koa Misi**
Well-built, athletic second-round rookie who has experience rushing the passer.
5 LB: Cameron Wake
Poised for a 2010 coming out party. Fantastic speed for a man of 250 pounds. Should register double-digit sacks.
CB: Vontae Davis
Confident, risk-taking athletic cover corner. Has some rough edges fundamentally. Could blossom into a star or wither into a liability – we’ll find out.
SS: Yeremiah Bell
Sound veteran leader who excels as an open-field tackler.
FS: Tyrone Culver
Not who you want starting in centerfield. Look for ’09 fifth-round pick Chris Clemons or ’10 fifth-round pick Reshad Jones to snag this job.
CB: Sean Smith
Amazing size (6’3”, 214) makes him an excellent press corner, but poor lateral agility and change-of-direction ability put a ceiling on his potential.
NB: Will Allen
An above-average starter who is looking to reclaim his top corner status after tearing ACL midway through last season.
6 DB: Jason Allen
Versatile utility backup who can step in at nickelback if need be.
K: Dan Carpenter
Made all but three field goals in 2009.
P: Brandon Fields
Averaged a stellar 46.3 yards per boot last season, with 26 balls downed inside the 20.
RS: Davone Bess
Doesn’t have breakaway speed, but can make the first would-be tackler miss on punt returns.| Dolphins Depth Chart, Dolphins predictions 2010, Miami Dolphins predictions, Miami Dolphins roster