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Projected 2015 starters: Miami Dolphins

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Around The NFL predicts the Week 1 starting lineups for all 32 teams, analyzing the potential impact of each rookie class. See every breakdown here.

Dolphins Projected Starters
  Offense Defense
  QB Ryan Tannehill DE Cameron Wake
  RB Lamar Miller DT Ndamukong Suh
  WR1 Jarvis Landry DT Earl Mitchell
  WR2 DeVante Parker DE Olivier Vernon
  WR3 Kenny Stills OLB Jelani Jenkins
  TE1 Jordan Cameron ILB Koa Misi
  LT Branden Albert OLB Spencer Paysinger
  G Jamil Douglas CB1 Brent Grimes
  C Mike Pouncey CB2 Jamar Taylor
  G Billy Turner S Reshad Jones
  RT Ju'Wauan James S Louis Delmas

» Greg Jennings was the odd man out at receiver. While he's a safe bet to make the team because of the guaranteed money in his contract, we have first-round pick DeVante Parker beating him out for a starting job. Landry is the most versatile receiver on the team, and Stills will be in three-receiver sets going deep. Jennings will be a well-paid No. 4 insurance policy.

» The defensive line is loaded, but the Dolphins are very thin at a few positions. Misi is a so-so starter in the middle, and the best options on the strong side are Paysinger and Chris McCain, who had 46 snaps one season ago.

» Cornerback is also an issue. The team has to fill a lot of snaps after saying goodbye to Cortland Finnegan and Jimmy Wilson. The team's weak 2013 draft class including second-day picks Jamar Taylor and Will Davis need to step up. This is a group that could get picked on.

» Lamar Miller is locked in as the team's starting running back, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see fifth-round pick Jay Ajayi develop into a 1B option in the backfield.

» We anticipate McCain-on-McCain crime when Brice and Bobby compete for the slot cornerback role.

» Dallas Thomas, Billy Turner, and rookie Jamil Douglas are battling for two guard spots. 

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