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

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Defensive Line:

  • Defensive Ends:

31) Christian Wilkins.

32) Zach Sieler.

33) Emmanual Ogbah.

The Dolphins are too deep on the defensive line for any surprises. Ben Stille and Porter Gustin had tremendous preseasons, but I don’t think it was enough to make the final 53.

  • Defensive Tackle:

34) Raekwon Davis.

35) John Jenkins.

Same story, different position. Benito Jones had a good off-season, but there’s just not a spot for him.

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  • Weak Side Linebacker:

36) Melvin Ingram.

37) Andrew Van Ginkel.

Cameron Goode & Darius Hodge did a lot of promising things in the preseason, but the Dolphins have too many veterans at this position to give either one of these guys a spot. Both are strong candidates for the practice squad.

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  • Left Inside Linebacker:

38) Elandon Roberts.

39) Sam Eguavoen.

Roberts barely played this preseason and there was no need for him to. Eguavoen battled it out with Calvin Munson, and it simply came down to who made more plays.

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  • Right Inside Linebacker:

40) Jerome Baker.

41) Duke Riley.

42) Channing Tindall.

There wasn’t a huge competetion for this position this summer. Tindall and Riley have pretty much been locked in for months behind Baker.

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  • Strong Side Linebacker:

43) Jaelan Phillips.

44) Trey Flowers.

The new addition of Trey Flowers means no Brennan Scarlett. It is possible one of Scarlett, Munson, Hodge, or Goode make it on the final roster, but I just can’t justify adding a 10th linebacker.

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  • Cornerback:

45) Xavien Howard.

46) Byron Jones.

47) Keion Crossen.

48) Nik Needham.

49) Noah Igbinoghene.

It’s truly unfortunate Trill Williams and Mackensie Alexander got injured for the entire season. They added so much more depth to this unit, but I liked what I saw from Keion Crossen in their absence, and Noah Igbinoghene has been trending up as of recent. I could see the team adding another veteran down the road, but for the meantime, this is how the unit will look entering the season.

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  • Strong Safety:

50) Brandon Jones.

51) Eric Rowe.

Another position group with no real competition this summer. Jones and Rowe will be the two.

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  • Free Safety:

52) Jevon Holland.

53) Elijah Campbell.

Campbell has been a stud. I gave him the slight edge over both Verone McKinley and Kader Kohou because of his versatility to be able to play safety and corner.