The Miami Dolphins crushed the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday evening, coming away with the 37-17 victory. In fact, it was simply Week 2 of the 2021 NFL Preseason and the Falcons weren’t taking part in most of their starters whereas Miami saved their first workforce on the sphere by means of the primary half and a few into the third quarter. It isn’t a recreation that determines what the Dolphins will likely be within the common season, but it surely was a recreation through which followers ought to begin to consider in what this season might be.
It was additionally a recreation through which gamers continued to battle for roster spots. How did the Falcons recreation affect our 53-man roster projection? It’s time to have a look.
As all the time, let me know within the feedback the place you disagree with my prediction. Who do you assume I left off the roster that’s going to make it, and who would you take away?
Adjustments: None. Tagovailoa is trying sharp and prepared for the common season.
Working backs (4)
Adjustments: None. Doaks seemingly makes the roster at this level, however I believe Patrick Laird has an out of doors shot due to particular groups play. This might come all the way down to the ultimate preseason recreation, in addition to who Miami thinks they may get by means of the observe squad.
Tight ends (4)
Adjustments: None. Miami seemingly begins with 5 gamers on the roster on the place as Cethan Carter makes the ultimate cuts, then instantly will get placed on injured reserve, giving Miami the choice to deliver him again as soon as he totally recovers from a knee harm. The place do they create that roster spot, although?
Extensive receivers (7)
Lynn Bowden, Jr.
Notice: Will Fuller V is on the roster, however begins the yr suspended for the primary recreation.
Adjustments: Preston Williams added; Now that he has come off the Bodily Unable to Carry out listing, Williams will get added again onto the 53-man roster. Seven extensive receivers – eight should you rely Fuller as nicely – is rather a lot, however the Dolphins are so deep at this place, it’s laborious to determine who doesn’t make the roster. That may be a good drawback to have. Miami must also have a reasonably deep observe squad group on the place, given how injury-prone the place has been this summer season.
Offensive linemen (9)
Adjustments: No change. There was a minor adjustment to the listing, as Kindley moved up into the highest 5 whereas Eichenberg fell into the depth gamers, however that doesn’t change the 9 gamers projected to make the roster. Coleman might be a participant who lands on the observe squad if Miami must both create a roster spot or want to add another person (Robert Jones, Adam Pankey) to the roster for depth on the offensive line.
Defensive linemen (5)
Adjustments: John Jenkins, Benito Jones off, Adam Butler on; Final week I didn’t like having solely six defensive linemen on the roster, so this week I lower it down to 5. Butler will get his rightful place on the roster after I’ve left him off up to now. I nonetheless like Jenkins and Jones, however I want roster area they usually land on the flawed aspect of the lower line. Jason Strowbridge and Jonathan Ledbetter might be observe squad targets.
Andrew Van Ginkel
Adjustments: Shaquem Griffin off, Sam Eguavoen on; This transfer is apparent after the Falcons recreation. With 4 sacks and a security, Eguavoen has to make the roster. Sure, it was one preseason recreation in opposition to backups for probably the most half, however Eguavoen was all the time a bubble participant that I pushed off the roster as a result of the Dolphins added Griffin so near camp. Griffin’s story is clearly one for which followers ought to root, however Eguavoen has outplayed Griffin at this level.
Adjustments: None. I nonetheless have Fejedelem on the roster at this level, however see him as a bubble participant who would seemingly make it extra as a particular groups participant than as a defensive depth participant. McCourty can transfer again to security if wanted.
Lengthy Snapper (1)