Everyone has made predictions on who is starting opposite Brandon Marshall, and the answer is: we won’t know til they take the field!
We have talent that has not been there in years at the receiver position, and we have capable players that can ultimately fill this spot. The issue that prevents this spot from being set is the amount of talent that will be consistently shown from each player through the rest of camp and who stands more solid.
Throughout camp Greg Camarillo was considered a favorite, but now it seems the odds are shifting more towards Brian Hartline; my favorite. Although Hartline has been considered No.1 to start beside Marshall, he and Camarillo could be splitting game time. Both receiver have possesion talent, but are accountable differently.
- Hartline does not have hands like Camarillo; who went all of 2009 without one drop for 50 catches, where Hartline dropped 3 of 34, and Davone Bess 7 of 83.
- On the other hand, Hartline averages 5.7 yard-after-catch, 19th in the NFL, and Camrillo 2.5.
- Camarillo can run routes, make room in the middle, block, has both hands and speed.
- Hartline will take No. 2 because he is bigger, faster and stronger.
*Both receivers have talent and are an asset, that is why they will split the target. So starter or not, both are crucial.
Bess will be a slot when the Dolphins go into the wideout formation with Hartline lined opposite Marshall; two wide, 2 back, 1 te set.
Cons to the No. 2 Pick:
- Greg Camarillo is nursing a groin injury, 2 years older and two years off a torn ACL.
- Hartline is being investigated for a hit and run incident.
The Dolphins had gone through a dry spell of talent with no reliable big-time receiver. However this 2010 season things are looking up!