Cut: Gibran Hamdan
Our predicted roster at the position: Green, Lemon, Beck
Analysis: Wish we could toot our horn here, but this one was easy.
Our predicted roster at the position: Brown, Chatman, Booker, Cobbs
Analysis: Score one for us. The bottom line is Cobbs played too well in the preseason for the Dolphins to let him go, and even though he underperformed there was no way the Dolphins would give up on Booker this soon.
Made the roster (1): Reagan Mauia
Our predicted roster at the position: Schlesinger, Mauia
Analysis: Big surprise here. It wasn't that Schlesinger was dazzling in the preseason, but it's difficult to be that when you play fullback. Besides, Mauia is nursing a broken wrist, which makes it kind of surprsing the Dolphins would with only him at fullback at this point. The Dolphins obviously like Mauia a lot, and they're also going to use tight ends at fullbacks, which made Schlesinger dispensable.
Our predicted roster at the position: Martin, Peelle, Anderson
Analysis: The Dolphins weren't totally thrilled with Anderson's physical conditioning after they picked him up off waivers from Oakland, but he did show pass-catching potential and that's why we thought he would stick. In fact, he was more impressive as a receiver in the preseason than either Martin or Peelle. We'll go ahead and disagree with this move.
Our predicted roster at the position: Chambers, Booker, Ginn, Hagan, Hakim
Analysis: In the end, it came down to Reed over Hakim, even though we're not convinced that Reed is on the roster for a very long time. The truth is the Dolphins really need help at wide receiver because Hagan is inconsistent, and Ginn and Reed are rookies.
Our predicted roster at the position: Carey, Liwienski, Satele, Hadnot, Alabi, Shelton, Mormino, Ingram, Esera
Analysis: We had that one pretty well pegged, the only different being the Dolphins keeping eight instead of nine. Don't be surprised to see a waiver pick-up at this spot.
Our predicted roster at the position: Taylor, Roth, Traylor, Holliday, Gbaja-Biamila, Page, Wright, Soliai
Analysis: Not a big shocker here. Again, we were just off one on the number of guys they'd keep. Make it a case of keeping Steve Fifita on the -line instead of Tala Esera on the O-line.
Our predicted roster at the position: Thomas, Crowder, Porter, Pope, McCune, Smith, Miles
Analysis: We were right on one count, and that's the fact the Dolphins really like their young linebackers. In the end, maybe we underestimated Spragan's value. There's also something to be said for having a little experience among the backup crew.
Our predicted roster at the position: Will Allen, Daniels, Bell, Hill, Goodman, Lehan, Jason Allen, Tillman, Worrell
Analysis: The Dolphins obviously saw something interesting in Bryan because we thought Harris easily the best of the young, long shot DBs on the roster and we thought he'd get the 10th spot if the Dolphins decided to keep that many.
Our predicted roster at the position: Feely, Fields, Denney
Analysis: Like quarterback, this wasn't exactly rocket science.