Camp Countdown: Wide Receivers

Training Camp 2010 is scheduled to begin with the first practice on the afternoon of July 30, and it figures to be an intriguing summer for the Dolphins. We take a look at the Dolphins heading into camp by breaking down the team by position with an analysis of the biggest issue at each spot and a projection of the roster battles. This installment looks at the wide receivers.


On the roster: Roberto Wallace, Patrick Turner, Brandon Marshall, Julius Pruitt, Davone Bess, Greg Camarillo, Brian Hartline, Ryan Grice-Mullen, Marlon Moore, Taurus Johnson

Number likely to be kept: 5

On the 2009 opening-day roster: Davone Bess, Greg Camarillo, Ted Ginn Jr., Brian Hartline, Patrick Turner

The big training camp question: Who will emerge as the starter opposite Brandon Marshall?

Analysis: At long last, the Dolphins have a bona fide No. 1 receiver, a difference-maker who single-handedly will make the offense better. That guy, of course, is Brandon Marshall, acquired in an offseason trade with the Denver Broncos. Now that they have a No. 1 guy, the Dolphins receiving corps has gone from being mediocre to being actually pretty good because Bess, Camarillo and Hartline are all very solid, complementary players. One really intriguing player is 2009 third-round pick Patrick Turner, who did nothing as a rookie and then missed the offseason camps after undergoing surgery. He might have a hard time holding off CFL import Ryan Grice-Mullen for the fifth receiver spot, although it won't come as a surprise if he begins the season on PUP.

Who will make the team: Marshall, Camarillo, Bess, Hartline, Grice-Mullen

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