We continue our ranking of the top 40 players.
Here are Nos. 13-16:
No. 16: Richie Incognito
2013 stats: Eight starts
Analysis: Incognito was Miami’s most controversial player in 2013. He was in the middle of the bullying and harassment allegations from teammate Jonathan Martin, which became a national story. Incognito was later suspended, with pay, for half the season. But Incognito is a rugged player who is one year removed from the Pro Bowl. He will not play again in Miami but could get another shot elsewhere as long as a team can overlook last year’s scandal.
No. 15: Dion Jordan
Position: Defensive end
2013 stats: 26 tackles, 2.0 sacks
Analysis: Jordan, the No. 3 overall pick in 2013, has a world of talent. The problem is the Dolphins’ coaching staff didn’t know how to use it during his rookie year. Jordan was a part-time rotation player at defensive end. He didn’t get much playing time behind Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake and team sack leader Olivier Vernon. Jordan showed flashes, but much more is expected in 2014.
No. 14: Jared Odrick
Position: Defensive tackle
2013 stats: 43 tackles, 4.5 sacks
Analysis: Versatility is Odrick’s biggest strength. He moved from defensive end to defensive tackle full-time in 2013. Odrick was a rotational player but still produced. He is entering the final year of his rookie contract and would like to have long-term security.
No. 13: John Denny
Position: Long snapper
2013 stats: 16 games
Analysis: How can a long snapper be ranked this high? The answer is simple: Denny is one of the few Dolphins who can say he consistently did his job every week. Long snapping has not been an issue for the Dolphins in quite some time. That’s why Denny is the longest-tenured player in Miami.