Dolphins Updated Wide Receiver Depth Chart After Releasing Five WRs on Cut Day

Devon Platana
The Miami Dolphins' updated wide receiver depth chart after releasing five WRs on Cut Day.
The Miami Dolphins' updated wide receiver depth chart after releasing five WRs on Cut Day. /

With Tuesday's 53-man deadline in the rearview mirror, the Miami Dolphins have their sights set on the 2022 NFL season. The Dolphins' wide receiver room is looking quite different after releasing five wideouts on Cut Day, including Preston Williams, Mohamed Sanu and River Cracraft.

Fortunately, Miami should be just fine without their released WRs. They still have the newly-acquired Tyreek Hill, as well as sophomore Jaylen Waddle, who both should help quarterback Tua Tagovailoa take his game to the next level.

Here's a look at the Dolphins' updated WR depth chart following

Dolphins Wide Receiver Depth Chart

1. Tyreek Hill

Hill opens the 2022 calendar after racking up at least 1,100 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in four of the last five seasons. He's easily the best WR that Tagovailoa has played with in his young career, especially after racking up a career-high 111 receptions for 1,239 yards and nine TDs last year.

2. Jaylen Waddle

The sixth overall pick in 2021, Waddle had no issue living up to the hype as a rookie. The former Alabama product developed immediate chemistry with his QB, tallying 1,015 receiving yards and six TDs on 104 catches without missing a game. When opposing defenses focus on Hill, Waddle should excel against lesser matchups.

3. Cedrick Wilson Jr.

The Dolphins added another credible wideout threat when they signed Cedrick Wilson Jr. to a three-year, $22.8 million this offseason. The 26-year-old is coming off a breakout season with the Dallas Cowboys that saw him record a 45-602-6 stat line across 16 games (four starts). Something to make note of is Wilson's reliability stemming from his 73.8% catch rate in 2021.

4. Trent Sherfield

Trent Sherfield is being brought in as Miami's No. 4 WR after signing a one-year "prove it" deal back in March. The Danville, IL native hasn't had too many opportunities to succeed in his four-year career, amassing 37 receptions, 427 yards and a pair of TDs in 61 career games (five starts).

5. Erik Ezukanma

The Dolphins had high hopes for Erik Ezukanma ever since they drafted him 125th overall in April. Fortunately, he lived up to the hype in the preseason, pacing all Miami pass-catchers in both receptions (10) and receiving yards (156). It'll be interesting to see if that translates to regular-season success.

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