Miami Dolphins: Final 53 man roster predictions ahead of last cuts

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4) Tua Tagovailoa.

5) Teddy Bridgewater.

6) Skylar Thompson.

Yes, Skylar Thompson did enough to earn himself a roster spot. After a slow start to camp, Skylar got better every single week and may have had the best preseason out of any QB in the NFL. He’s too valuable of an asset to hope and pray no one claims him.

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Running Backs:

7) Raheem Mostert.

8) Chase Edmonds.

9) Sony Michel.

10) Myles Gaskin.


11) Alec Ingold.

The surprise here may be Myles Gaskin, but he has been spectacular this preseason and has experience as the lead back. I think Salvon Ahmed has a chance to make the final roster instead of Gaskin, but I think the experience gives Myles the edge.

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Tight End:

12) Mike Gesicki.

13) Durham Smythe.

14) Hunter Long.

15) Cethan Carter.

Four tight ends? Yes. Cethan Carter has the versatility to play fullback if needed and he has proven his value as a blocker this preseason.

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Wide Receiver:

16) Tyreek Hill.

17) Jaylen Waddle.

18) Cedrick Wilson Jr.

19) Erik Ezukanma.

20) Lynn Bowden Jr.

21) Trent Sherfield.

I’m pretty confident in my six wide receivers. The top 4 are gimmies, but Bowden & Sherfield have stuck out to me the most this off-season and I think they get the nod to round out the group. Bowden can help on special teams as a punt returner, and Sherfield is just a little bit better than Cracraft.

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Offensive Line:

  • Left Tackle:

22) Terron Armstead.

23) Greg Little.

  • Left Guard:

24) Liam Eichenberg.

25) Soloman Kindley.

  • Center:

26) Connor Williams.

27) Michael Deiter.

  • Right Guard:

28) Robert Hunt.

29) Robert Jones.

  • Right Tackle:

30) Austin Jackson.

I believe the magic number for the offensive line is 9. That is how many the team will keep, now it’s a matter of who. Greg Little was awesome in his only preseason action this past weekend, and I think he locked up his spot as the backup swing tackle.

Soloman Kindley & Robert Jones have been the most impressive backup guards in my opinion, with Adam Pankey a close 3rd. Jones has more versatility to help out at tackle as well, so that’s why I give him the edge over Pankey.

The Dolphins are not going to keep 3 backup guards in my estimation, so that sends Pankey to the practice squad.