The best wide receiver in Dolphins training camp so far hasn't been Mike Wallace the high-dollar speedster from Pittsburgh. Rather it's been Brandon Gibson the medium-priced slot receiver from St. Louis.

And it's all because the Dolphins have been playing to Gibson's strength so far.

Coach Joe Philbin hasn't had the quarterback throwing deep passes in 11-on-11 drills. He's had the offense working mostly on short-yardage red-zone and goal-line situations areas in which Gibson as the slot receiver becomes a main target.

Playing in the middle is a change for Gibson. Gibson a 6-0 207-pound fifth-year player has played primarily on the outside throughout his career.

Now he's working in the slot the area where former Dolphins such as Nat Moore Wes Welker and Davone Bess have excelled and so far Gibson is doing well.

"I'm able to do it just because I understand the position" Gibson said. "I haven't done a ton of it in my career but I'm able to adjust."

It's not an easy adjustment. It gets crowded in the middle of the field where the slot receiver works. He's got to avoid a lot of traffic.

"There's safeties there's dropping ends there's nickel backs will (weakside) linebackers mike (middle) linebackers and you've just got to decipher and work your way through the trash" Gibson said.

As with every conclusion that's drawn just four days into training camp there's a disclaimer that says it's early and things could change.

But judging from what he's showed so far in OTAs (Organized Team Activities) mini-camp and training camp Gibson will likely be an upgrade from Bess who had 61 receptions for 778 yards and one touchdown last season.

Gibson who totaled 51 receptions for 691 yards and five touchdowns last season with the Rams had a seven-reception 91-yard performance against the Dolphins in Miami's 17-14 victory over St. Louis.

Dolphins safety Reshad Jones remembers seeing Gibson operate. In fact Gibson had a spectacular catch along the sideline against Jones in that game.

"He's very elusive he's quick off the ball and he's got great hands" Jones said.

Safety Jimmy Wilson is also impressed by Gibson.

"He's got good routes and when the ball's in the air it doesn't matter if you're on him or not he has a great way of adjusting to the ball and jumping and making plays on the ball" Wilson said. "And he has good hands."

Gibson who was courted by the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans among others said he decided Miami was the best fit for him after talking with Philbin and Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. And that was after being offered more money from at least one other team.

"I think the best fit for me was here to win a championship" Gibson said. "And also help the offense. Other places I had opportunities could have made more money but I think here was the best fit for me."