Miami Dolphins: Positional Rankings & Grades for Top Players

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Sep 02, 2022, 5:53 PM
  • The Dolphins hope offensive upgrades will lift them to the postseason.
  • The Dolphins’ Super Bowl odds are +4000.

With their trade for star wide receiver Tyreek Hill and hiring head coach Mike McDaniel, the Dolphins hope they can reach the NFL playoffs this year.

Here’s a position-by-position look at the Dolphins, whose NFL odds to win the Super Bowl are +4000.

Quarterback Rankings: Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa is ranked No. 23 out of the 32 starting NFL QBs for the 2022 season, with an overall grade of 64/100.

Tagovailoa’s first two seasons haven’t exactly been steady.

Last season, he was 18th in DVOA and DYAR and 22nd by PFF’s grades. After being drafted fifth overall out of Alabama in 2020, he was expected to perform at a higher level by now.

However, he’s in a better situation now that the Dolphins traded for Hill and Jaylen Waddle is another year older after an impressive rookie season.

Running Back Rankings: Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert

The Dolphins’ running back group featuring Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert is ranked No. 23 for the upcoming 2022 NFL season, with an overall grade of 57/100.

Edmonds, with the Cardinals last season, wasn’t a primary option for the entirety of the 2021 season, but he was effective. He was eighth in DVOA and 17th in DYAR.

However, he’s likely in the same position with the Dolphins. Mostert joins the team after moments of greatness with the 49ers.

Wide Receiver and Tight End Rankings:  Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle

The Dolphins’ wide receiver and tight end group featuring Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle is ranked No. 8 for the upcoming 2022 NFL season, with an overall grade of 89/100.

Hill was among several superstar receivers to trade teams this offseason. He was seventh in DYAR and 24th in DVOA, as he was third in the NFL with 111 catches and seventh with 1,239 yards to go with nine touchdowns.

Waddle was dazzling as a rookie. He was 16th in the NFL with 1,131 effective yards. Mike Gesicki was sixth among tight ends in 2021 with 73 catches and ninth with 780 yards. Miami also added former Cowboys wideout Cedrick Wilson Jr.

Offensive Line Rankings

The Dolphins’ offensive line is ranked No. 24 for the upcoming 2022 NFL season, with an overall grade of 60/100.

After ending up 30th in adjusted line yards and 19th in adjusted sack rate, the Dolphins return three of their primary starters. 

But they did pick up Terron Armstead, who was PFF’s 27th-highest tackle in 2021 after playing eight games. Connor Williams, the 10th-best guard for the Cowboys last season, is projected as the Dolphins’ center.

Defensive Line and Linebacker Rankings

The Dolphins’ front seven is ranked No. 13 for the upcoming 2022 NFL season, with an overall grade of 74/100.

The Dolphins had the seventh-best run defense in PFF’s grades and 14th-best pass rush. Their adjusted sack rate was even better at fourth, while their adjusted line yards were 16th.

In PFF’s grades, Christian Wilkins was sixth among interior defensive linemen, and Emmanuel Ogbah was 20th among edge rushers. Miami also provided a spark to its pass rush with Melvin Ingram III, 14th in PFF’s edge grades, and some linebacker depth through the draft.

Secondary Rankings

The Dolphins’ secondary is ranked No. 8 for the upcoming 2022 NFL season, with an overall grade of 84/100.

Xavien Howard was a Pro Bowler the last two seasons and an All-Pro in 2020. Opposite him, time will tell if Byron Jones will be ready for Week 1 following offseason surgery.

Jevon Holland was the fourth-highest safety in PFF’s grades last year. Miami was ninth in pass DVOA.

Miami Dolphins Average Positional Score: 73.3

Super Bowl Odds

TeamConference ChampionshipOpening OddsWild CardDivisionalTicket%Handle%
BillsOff the Board75037532512.4%16.1%
Chiefs27075032528010.4%11.6%
Bengals270120075080010.0%10.0%
Eagles25040005005008.7%9.0%
49ers30016004504008.7%10.7%
CowboysOff the Board1200160011005.4%4.8%
BuccaneersOff the Board25002500Off the board5.0%5.9%
ChargersOff the Board25002500Off the board4.3%3.8%
PackersOff the Board1600Off the boardOff the board3.7%3.3%
VikingsOff the Board40003000Off the board3.3%2.6%
BroncosOff the Board1600Off the boardOff the board3.0%2.3%
RavensOff the Board20004000Off the board2.8%2.0%
GiantsOff the Board6600660025002.5%1.9%
DolphinsOff the Board50008000Off the board2.5%4.9%
RamsOff the Board1100Off the boardOff the board2.1%1.5%
LionsOff the Board15000Off the boardOff the board2.0%1.3%
JaguarsOff the Board10000500035001.8%1.0%
RaidersOff the Board5000Off the boardOff the board1.4%1.3%
ColtsOff the Board2500Off the boardOff the board1.3%1.0%
TitansOff the Board2200Off the boardOff the board1.2%0.8%
SeahawksOff the Board400010000Off the board1.0%0.5%
SteelersOff the Board4000Off the boardOff the board0.9%0.5%
CardinalsOff the Board2000Off the boardOff the board0.9%0.7%
JetsOff the Board15000Off the boardOff the board0.8%0.5%
SaintsOff the Board4000Off the boardOff the board0.7%0.6%
PatriotsOff the Board2200Off the boardOff the board0.7%0.4%
BrownsOff the Board3000Off the boardOff the board0.7%0.4%
CommandersOff the Board5000Off the boardOff the board0.5%0.3%
BearsOff the Board6600Off the boardOff the board0.4%0.2%
PanthersOff the Board5000Off the boardOff the board0.3%0.1%
TexansOff the Board15000Off the boardOff the board0.3%0.1%
FalconsOff the Board5000Off the boardOff the board0.3%0.1%

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.