Roster Rewind: Pruitt & Moore


Taking a look at James Pruitt will be easy and Marlon Moore won’t be that much harder.  Both wide-outs are easy to examine and won’t take up much space.

So I will start with Pruitt for this roster rewind.

Pruitt was inactive for the 2010 season and didn’t contribute a single catch.  However, the Dolphins like the kid but he is very raw and needs work.  The problem is there may not be a roster spot for him next season.  Davone Bess has the slot on lock and Marshall has the outside 1 spot.  That leaves the number 2 position open and currently manned by Brian Hartline.  But the Dolphins want more speed out there and Pruitt won’t provide that deep threat.

With the depth at WR currently and some speculating the team looking for that burner in FA or the draft, Pruitt doesn’t have much for next year.  He will battle and maybe works his way into a depth roll, but he won’t be on the roster simply because he has some upside.  He needs to take the next step in his sophomore year.

Marlon Moore saw his first 2010 action in the Chicago nightmare.  He caught two passes for 20 yards and followed that effort a week later with a 57 yard touchdown catch and run against the Oakland Raiders.  He contributed 5 receptions in the last 5 games.  Moore is a tall wide receiver with average to slightly better than average hands.  His speed is better than some but not blazing.  He has a lot of upside but again, like Pruitt, he lacks that “it” factor that could make Miami want to keep him.

Of course with all WR’s the QB situation plays a role in their development and their consistency and frankly, the Dolphins got none of that this year.  Of the two, Moore stands out as a player to keep an eye on if he can get into the flow of the game, but, he may find himself outside looking in if the Phins add a speedy wide-out for the 2 spot.

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  • mike

    Much agree. That is why I am sticking with trading down and taking Torrey Smith.

  • Brian Miller

    Our WR’s were improved last year, but they really didn’t do much. Suffering from poor QB play and even poorer play calling, but still, there are issues there and the glaring one is speed.

    I know the argument of Ted Ginn comes up often but he wasn’t the answer and wasn’t reliable. In fact, even in SF he couldn’t draw coverage over the top with his speed because he simply doesn’t run precision routes and his hands are very erratic. So I don’t buy that argument.

    But they should address that spot…hopefully there will be a free agency (i doubt it though).

  • erikwb21

    steve breaston is the guy we need to target

  • TXDOLFAN

    Miami needs speed on the outside but should look at the draft. Titus Young looks like just what we need. Of course, our QB situation will change with the new OC/QB Coach drilling confidence and coverage recognition into Henne this off-season so that problem will be eliminated. I also am an optimist.