2024 Miami Dolphins roster update after NFL Draft

May 3, 2024

The NFL Draft is complete, with the Miami Dolphins adding seven drafted rookies to their roster along with several reported undrafted free agent signings. What does the team’s roster look like now?

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The conclusion of the 2024 NFL Draft brings with it the excitement of rookies being added to teams, both from the players selected over the seven rounds of the selection process and in the undrafted free agent madness that immediately follows. The Miami Dolphins made seven selections during the Draft and there have been reports of 12 undrafted free agent signings. How does that impact Miami’s roster and depth chart? Where will they still need to address holes with veteran acquisitions?

The updated Dolphins roster in projected depth chart order is below. Undrafted rookies are included but are listed separately in each position group until Miami officially announces them. There are instances of a player being reported as joining a team, only for them to agree to a different contract somewhere else – once the contract is officially signed, the Dolphins will make an announcement.

Rookies in italics.

Quarterback (4)

Tua Tagovailoa
Mike White
Skylar Thompson

Gavin Hardison (reported UDFA)

Hardison, signed out of UTEP, is likely a camp body unless he shows something that forces the coaching staff to move on from Thompson. The only real question at the quarterback position is when the Dolphins and Tagovailoa agree to a new contract.

Running back (6)

Raheem Mostert
De’Von Achane
Jaylen Wright (4th round pick)
Jeff Wilson, Jr.
Chris Brooks
Salvon Ahmed

The Dolphins traded into the fourth round to pick Wright, using a 2025 third-round pick to make it happen. He likely slots into the third position in the depth chart and could cost Ahmed and/or Wilson a spot on the roster. Brooks, despite being lower on the depth chart, gives Miami a power back while Mostert, Achane, and Wright bring speed to the position group – likely ensuring Brooks a roster spot.

Fullback (1)

Alec Ingold

No changes here.

Wide receiver (11)

Tyreek Hill
Jaylen Waddle
Erik Ezukanma
River Cracraft
Malik Washington (6th round pick)
Braxton Berrios
Tahj Washington (7th round pick)
Braylon Sanders
Anthony Schwartz
Mathew Sexton

Je’Quan Burton (reported UDFA)

Miami drafted two slot receivers, both of whom could fill a need for Miami’s offense. Malik has the hands to be a great underneath option for the Dolphins as Hill and Waddle push deep. Tahj gives the Dolphins and blocking wide receiver and someone who runs very disciplined routes. Tahj may be more of a special teams player early in his career. Burton provides the Dolphins with more speed, but is going to be a developmental project at best this year.

Tight end (6)

Durham Smythe
Jonnu Smith
Julian Hill
Jody Fortson
Tanner Conner

Hayden Rucci (reported UDFA)

Rucci in four years caught 17 passes for 200 yards and touchdown. He is a big blocker who could find a role as a depth option for the team.

Offensive line (16)

LT: Terron Armstead
LG: Isaiah Wynn
C: Andrew Brewer
RG: Liam Eichenberg
RT: Austin Jackson
Kendall Lamm, T
Robert Jones, G
Patrick Paul, T (2nd round pick)
Lester Cotton, G
Jake Driscoll, T
Kion Smith, T
Ryan Hayes, T
Chasen Hines, G

Matthew Jones, G/C (reported UDFA)
Bayron Matos, T (reported UDFA)
Andrew Meyer, C (reported UDFA)

Second-round pick Paul slides into the depth chart behind Lamm, who could work as the team’s swing tackle on game day while Paul develops at the NFL level. Paul would likely be the starter ahead of Lamm later in the season if Armstead or Jackson were to be injured, but the versatility and experience of Lamm keeps him ahead of Paul for now. Jones could claim the starting right guard position from Eichenberg in training camp, but right guard seems like the best position on the line for Eichenberg, so he hangs there for now while also likely serving as the backup center. Jones and Meyer will be looking to make an impression in camp and fight for a likely practice squad spot. Matos will be a fun one to watch as he makes the transition from baseball and a few snaps on defense in college to being an NFL offensive lineman – he likely lands on the practice squad.

Defensive Tackle (10)

Zach Sieler
Da’Shawn Hand
Benito Jones
Teair Tart
Jonathan Harris
Neville Gallimore
Isaiah Mack
Daviyon Nixon
Brandon Pili

Leonard Payne (reported UDFA)

How the Dolphins use their defensive linemen will be fascinating this summer. Last year, Sieler and Christian Wilkins dominated the snap counts, but Wilkins left in free agency and Miami seems set to give Sieler more rest as they platoon the defensive tackle positions. Anyone from this group who steps up and performs during training camp could work their way into a roster spot or even a starting position alongside Sieler.

Linebacker (15)

Jaelan Phillips
Jordyn Brooks
David Long, Jr.
Bradley Chubb
Shaq Barrett
Chop Robinson (1st round pick)
Anthony Walker
Duke Riley
Mohamed Kamara (5th round pick)
Cameron Goode
Channing Tindall
Quinton Bell
Zeke Vandenburgh
Cam Brown

Grayson Murphy (reported UDFA)

Robinson headlines Miami’s draft class as the first-round pick, and he could see plenty of playing time early in the season as the Dolphins wait for Phillips and Chubb to return to full health after season-ending injuries last year. How the team works out roles for Barrett and Robinson will have to be seen. The rest of the group are reserve players fighting for their role on the team, with a lot of special teams play factoring into roster spots.

Cornerback (7)

Jalen Ramsey
Kendall Fuller
Kader Kohou
Nik Needham
Cam Smith
Siran Neal
Ethan Bonner

Storm Duck (reported UDFA)
Isaiah Johnson (reported UDFA)

This could be a position group where a veteran addition might be made, but for now Miami appears set to go into the regular season with Ramsey and Fuller as the top two cornerbacks, while Kohou or Needham takes the primary nickel role. How Smith performs might determine how much of a need the cornerback position remains. Duck and Johnson will need to carve out special teams roles to make the roster.

Safety (6)

Jevon Holland
Jordan Poyer
Elijah Campbell
Patrick McMorris (6th round pick)

Jordan Colbert (reported UDFA)
Mark Perry (reported UDFA)

McMorris sitting behind Holland, Poyer, and Campbell could give him the time to clean up some technique issues and work his way up the depth chart. He has the ability to serve as a big nickel, but is not going to challenge for the starting roles. Colbert is another developmental UDFA; he has the measurables wanted for the position but needs to become more consistent. Perry is similar in everything seems to be there, except consistency. If Perry can be coached up at the NFL level, he could be a strong in-the-box run stuffing safety.

Special Teams (3)

LS: Blake Ferguson
K: Jason Sanders
P: Jake Bailey

The only change here is Ferguson switching to his college number, 48, so Robinson could take 44.