DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins' first depth chart of the season says everything is as expected. Monday's practices, however, showed that two of the Dolphins' three defensive back draft picks aren't hesitating to shove their way into the lineup.
The first depth chart of the season -- titled "2009 MIAMI DOLPHINS TENTATIVE DEPTH CHART" as if to emphasize how quickly it could become dated -- had veterans Will Allen and Eric Green still as the first-team cornerbacks, with second-round pick Sean Smith and first-round pick Vontae Davis as the second-team corners. But throughout Monday, Smith replaced Green with the first team.
Fifth-round pick Chris Clemons was listed as the third-team strong safety, behind Yeremiah Bell and Courtney Bryan. But Clemons not only has been playing with the second team all week, he had two interceptions and nearly a third in Monday afternoon's team drills. That's not to mention a big hit on running back Patrick Cobbs as Cobbs ran down the sideline on a sweep that got the defense hopping around happily.