Countdown: The Most Valuable Dolphins, 61-70

With the start of training camp 2010 fast approaching, we set the stage by ranking the 80 players on the Dolphins roster. 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 61-70.

70. G RAY FEINGA — Feinga spent a lot of time on the Dolphins practice squad last year and he brings some size. But the Dolphins have a lot of players at the guard position and it would be a surprise if Feinga made the team.

69. DT TRAVIS IVEY — Teams that use a 3-4 defense always are in the market for nose tackles, which is what got Ivey a look after he went undrafted. Ivey looks the part of a nose tackle, but he's got a ways to go before he's ready to contribute in the NFL.

68. LB J.D. FOLSOM — A seventh-round pick in 2009, Folsom was on the practice squad for most of his rookie season but did manage to get two games in. He brings special teams ability, but Folsom isn't an elite athlete and he might have a tough time making the 53-man roster.

67. G DIMITRI TSOUMPAS — Tsoumpas, who earned CFL all-star recognition last year, will be an interesting guy to watch at camp because the offseason didn't give him much of an opportunity to make an impression due to the lack of contract. Tsoumpas still has to be considered a long shot to make the roster.

66. LB AUSTIN SPITLER — The Dolphins' last of eight draft picks this year, Spitler is similar to Folsom in that he's a marginal athlete who gets by with his work ethic and savvy. Like Folsom, Spitler will be asked to contribute on special teams, but he's certainly no lock to make the team.

65. T LYDON MURTHA — Signed off Detroit's practice squad last year, Murtha is a big offensive tackle who looks to have nice upside. He's still raw, though, which means he'll have to fight for a roster spot.

64. LB CHRIS McCOY — A seventh-round pick out of Middle Tennessee, McCoy was a stud pass-rushing defensive end who will be asked to make the conversion to outside linebacker. It's questionable how much the Dolphins can expect to get out of him as a rookie, but there is definitely is some pass-rushing potential there.

63. S NATE NESS — Signed to the practice squad in October, Ness actually appeared in one game for the Dolphins. He has the versatility to play both cornerback and safety, and that will help his chances of making the team. That, however, might not be enough unless he makes a big impression in training camp.

62. T ANDREW GARDNER — A sixth-round pick out of Georgia Tech last year, Gardner was inactive for all but one game as a rookie. From the outside, it looked as though Gardner simply wasn't strong enough to handle NFL defensive linemen and that remains a question mark at this point. Gardner's potential will get him another long look, but at some point his strength will have to catch up.

61. CB EVAN OGLESBY — Oglesby spent the last month of the season with the Dolphins and he has experience and the ability to play special teams on his side. He's no lock to make the roster, but certainly figures into the mix.


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