On Dolphins' numbers game at receiver

Wide receiver depth was an issue for the Miami Dolphins last season. Injuries ravaged this group in 2013 to a point where players such as Brian Hartline (knee), Armon Binns (knee) and Brandon Gibson (knee) couldn’t finish the season in good health.

New Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey appears determined not to let receiver depth become an issue for this team in 2014. Due to free agency and receivers returning from injury, Miami entered last week’s NFL draft with nine receivers on the roster. Hickey also had no problem drafting two more rookies to the roster.

Miami used selections on second-round pick Jarvis Landry and sixth-rounder Matt Hazel. Landry is a lock to make the 53-man roster, while Hazel will have a chance due to his first-year draft status.

The Dolphins now have 11 wide receivers and not enough roster spots. So who is in and who is out in Miami?

Here is a look at the Dolphins’ current group of receivers:

Not everyone is going to make the team. Miami most likely will keep six receivers on its 53-man roster next season. That means five players from this group will be cut or relegated to the practice squad.

In the meantime, there will be plenty of competition between these 11 receivers in organized team activities, minicamp and training camp. This definitely will be one position to watch closely in Miami this summer.