Miami Dolphins camp will have fringe WR battle for roster spots

There will not be much in the way of camp competition for the Miami Dolphins at the wide receiver position, at least not on the front end.

Nine wide receivers will line up for this year Miami Dolphins training camp and while that can change before camp actually starts, the main competition will come within the lower ranks of the position.

Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, Albert Wilson, and Jakeem Grant will make up the first four receivers on the team’s receiver unit. The Dolphins will likely carry five and possibly even six receivers into the season. Those last spots will be open for competition and that is where it will be interesting.

No one has made a bigger impression through the off-season workouts than Preston Williams. Williams has the look of a number one wide receiver but as Dolphins fans have learned from years of hopeful watching, looks are typically deceiving.

Williams is an undrafted rookie who has shown speed and athleticism. Many were surprised that Williams went undrafted. He was not invited to the NFL Combine and his past issues with domestic violence dropped his stock out of the draft. The new regime comes from a system in New England that gives second chances and Williams is getting his this year.

Williams will compete for one or two spots with returning receivers Brice Butler and Isaiah Ford but neither of those players was handpicked by Flores and some could argue they were not picked by GM Chris Grier. That puts them, for now, a little behind Williams until camp can sort it all out. And camp will essentially do exactly that.

Beyond Williams, Butler, and Ford, there isn’t much to watch. Reece Horn and Trenton Irwin are nothing more than camp bodies who will gain NFL camp experience.

Published at Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:12:17 +0000

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