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10 Miami Dolphins Players To Watch During the 2014 Preseason

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10 Miami Dolphins Players To Watch During the 2014 Preseason

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The Miami Dolphins have attempted to add young talent over the last few years, and these players need to prove their worth this preseason. If these youngsters want to have a future in the NFL, they will need to show it in the coming weeks. That said, here are 10 Miami Dolphins players to watch this preseason.

10. Daniel Thomas, RB

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10. Daniel Thomas, RB

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Throughout his career, Daniel Thomas has been a massive disappointment. That said, there is still hope for the former second-round pick. If he can prove himself as a valuable short-yardage specialist this preseason, he might have a future in the league.

9. Jordan Tripp, OLB

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9. Jordan Tripp, OLB

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Jordan Tripp has fantastic potential in the Dolphins' defense, but he's still raw. This preseason will give Tripp an opportunity to prove he belongs in the NFL.

8. Louis Delmas, FS

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8. Louis Delmas, FS

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Signed this offseason to help fill the void left by Chris Clemons, Louis Delmas faces big expectations going into 2014. Delmas is very talented, but injuries ruined his career with the Lions. Hopefully Delmas can show off his talent this preseason and revive his career.

7. Shelley Smith, OG

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7. Shelley Smith, OG

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After the Dolphins signed Shelley Smith, it appeared as though he would be the team's new starter at left guard. However, a move to center didn't go as well as planned, and with other players stepping up, Smith will need to prove he deserves a roster spot this preseason.

6. Ryan Tannehill, QB

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6. Ryan Tannehill, QB

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Although Ryan Tannehill is extremely talented, he has been very inconsistent in his time in the league. With some new weapons at his disposal, Tannehill should show off his talent during the preseason.

5. Lamar Miller, RB

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5. Lamar Miller, RB

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A big disappointment last year as a feature back, Lamar Miller will likely get a re-do in 2014, and he needs to take advantage. Free agent signing Knowshon Moreno is looking more and more like a bad signing, and Miller needs to thrive this season.

4. Dion Jordan, DE

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4. Dion Jordan, DE

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A huge rookie season disappointment, Dion Jordan needs to show some skill this preseason. Suspended for the first four games of the regular season, Jordan needs to prove himself in the preseason or his Dolphins career could be over.

3. Billy Turner, OG

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3. Billy Turner, OG

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Due to Shelley Smith's ineffectiveness, Billy Turner has reportedly separated himself as a starting guard for the Dolphins. The general consensus regarding Turner is that he's very raw, but he could prove skeptics wrong come preseason.

2. Ja'Wuan James, OT

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2. Ja'Wuan James, OT

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A surprise first-round selection for the Dolphins, Ja'Wuan James will need to play well to prove the doubters wrong. There's no doubting James' talent, but he needs to prove he wasn't a reach.

1. Jarvis Landry, WR

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1. Jarvis Landry, WR

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By all accounts, Jarvis Landry has been a star at Miami Dolphins OTAs and training camp so far. Landry certainly has the ability to dominate in the Dolphins offense, and the preseason will show if the hype is warranted.