My 53-man roster based on preseason and the coaches use of these players in the games: QB - Tannehill, Moore, Devlin (3) FB - Rodriguez (1) RB - Miller, Thomas, Gray, Gillislee (4) TE - Clay, Sims, Egnew (3) WR - Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, Matthews, McNutt (5) OL - Martin, Incognito, Pouncey, Jerry, Clabo, Garner, Samuda, Louis, Thomas (9) DL - Wake, Vernon, Soliai, Odrick, Starks, Jordan, Shelby, Randall, Martin (9) LB - Wheeler, Ellerbe, Misi, Trusnik, Spitler, Freeney, Jenkins (7) DB - Grimes, Patterson, Jones, Clemons, Wilson, Carroll, Davis, Taylor (8) Speacialists - P Fields, K Sturgis, KR/PR Thigpen, LS Denney (4) Potential practice squad players - WR Fuller, WR Tyms, DL Robertson, DL Francis, DL Okpalaugo, LB Kaddu, LB Robinson, DB D. Jones or DB McCray (8) Offenseive breakdown - I think Rodriguez gets the nod over Lane. Rodriguez has the versatility and speed to play H-Back whereas Lane is a true FB. At RB Miller an Thomas are a solid 1-2 punch at RB, but the depth is concerning. Gray has flashed but has not been consistent and Gillislee will take some time to develop. Clay will start at TE and don't be surprised if the coaches pick up another TE from someone else's cuts to add to the current mix. At WR I think the coaches prefer McNutt's size to Bumphis speed. Depth on the OL is a concern especially with Jerry, Garner, and Louis still working back from injuries. For this reason I think they need to keep enough depth in case one of those three cannot fully return from their injury. Defensive breakddown - The Dolphins DL is fairly deep and I think that leaves Francis off the 53 man roster. Francis had a strong game against the Texans, but didn't flash much against the Buccaneers. At LB, depth could be an issue if one of the starters goes down. Trusnik is a strong Special Teamer, but he is an average backup LB at best. I would not be surprised to see a wavier-wire pick up to replace one of the three backups (Spitler, Freeney, and Jenkins). Miami is very thin at Safety as well and a wavier pick up for a backup Safety is likely as well. CB seems set with the hope that Taylor can get back into football shape fast and replace Carroll on the outside. Week 1 rosters - This projection is based on what we've seen this preseason. The coaches seem high on some players that I know many of us would disagree on (McNutt, Carroll), but they have their reasons and we will see how it plays out. Like I said, the back end of the roster is subject to wavier claims so guys who could be on the outs after final cuts could be Devlin, Gray, Jenkins, and Rodriguez. We are paper thin at a lot of spots, so any major injuries to our starters could really affect our season. Prediction - That all said, I believe our record hinges on the abilities of Tannehill. He showed this preseason that he has the smarts and abilities to be a great NFL QB, now he just needs to show that consistently. I think he can put it all together and with Miami's strong defense, Miami gets the 6th Wild Card spot at 10-6 this year.