Countdown: The Most Valuable Dolphins, 31-40

With the start of training camp 2009 fast approaching, we set the stage by ranking the 82 players on the roster (the roster limit is 80 players under contract, so unsigned draft picks don't count). The countdown is based as much on value to the team as it is on ability. In this installment, we take a look at numbers 31 to 40.

40. G BRANDON FRYE — This probably is a little high for Frye, who has yet to prove himself in the NFL. But he could become an important if Donald Thomas has problems bouncing back from his offseason chest injury.

39. TE DAVID MARTIN — Martin sat out the offseason work after undergoing sports hernia surgery and he's a bit of a question mark heading into camp. Martin turned in a solid 2008 season, but the Dolphins have a lot of bodies at tight end.

38. G/C JOE BERGER — The free agent pick-up from Dallas is about to begin his second stint with the Dolphins, and he offers the team some versatility.

37. LS JOHN DENNEY — Denney has been very dependable since joining the Dolphins, and that's all you can ask for from a long-snapper.

36. TE JOEY HAYNOS — This one is about potential. Signed off Green Bay's practice squad early last season, Haynos looks like he could become an effective receiver in the near future. His size (6-8) makes him a great target in the red zone.

35. WR PATRICK TURNER — Speaking of great size, the 6-5 Turner will become the tallest wide receiver in team history once he plays in a regular season game. He drew rave reviews for his offseason work and looks like he could be a significant contributor as a rookie.

34. FB LOUSAKA POLITE — The Dolphins lucked out when they were able to sign Polite in October of last year and the only reason he's not higher on this list is the position he plays.

33. LB REGGIE TORBOR — The Dolphins have no proven depth at inside linebacker aside from Torbor, and that combined with his ability to play outside linebacker as well makes him valuable.

32. DE RANDY STARKS — The Dolphins don't have a lot of experience at defensive end after the offseason release of Vonnie Holliday, but Starks has been around a while and he was very productive in 2008 in his first year in Miami.

31. OLB CAMERON WAKE — We don't know exactly what the Dolphins have in Wake, but all the signs are encouraging as far as what the former CFL stud can bring.


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