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Miami Dolphins Prospect Chart

Jason Hrina

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Image Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have been very active investigating college prospects this offseason.

Adam Gase and his coaching staff have been all over the country the past few months, watching players workout or meeting with them individually to assess their personality and football acumen.

A successful NFL draft requires more than just a talented scouting department. The psychological warfare each team puts into the draft process cannot be overlooked as every football team spends months trying to disguise their offseason strategy and confuse their opponents.

“Smokescreens” are everywhere – and it’s impossible to know what’s accurate and what’s fluff being thrown out their to throw people off their trail.

The type of communication a player has with the team doesn’t necessarily increase the likelihood they’re selected. Last year’s first round pick, Charles Harris, never worked out or met with the Dolphins.

Keep that in mind when you hear extensively about a player (like Baker Mayfield) being connected to a team.

Putting this list together, it’s actually astonishing to see how much time a coach dedicates towards football. I don’t think Gase has slept since he took over the job in Miami, and the best part: he loves it.

Below is a list of college prospects the Dolphins have been connected to this offseason:

This post will be updated as more prospects visit Miami

First Name Last Name  Position  School Meeting Type Date Projected Rd
Alex McGough QB Florida International Local Pro Day 4/6 6th
Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma Workout/Met With 3/20 1st
Bobby Jones LB Northern Illinois Local Pro Day 4/6 Undrafted
Braden Smith OG Auburn Workout/Met With Unknown 2nd
Brandon Shed WR Hobart Workout/Met With Week of 4/1 6th
Calvin Ridley WR Alabama Combine Visit 3/2 1st
Chris Herndon TE University of Miami Private Visit 3/23 5th
Chris Lammons CB South Carolina State Local Pro Day 4/6 Undrafted
Christian LaCouture DT LSU Senior Bowl 1/27 5th
DaeSean Hamilton WR Penn State University East-West Shrine Game 1/20 3rd
Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota State University Private Visit Future Visit 2nd
Damon Webb S Ohio State East-West Shrine Game 1/20 5th
Darius Leonard LB South Carolina State Player Pro Day 3/19 2nd
David Jones S Richmond “Shown Interest” N/A Undrafted
De’Andre Coley S Arkansas Local Pro Day 4/6 Undrafted
Denzel Ward CB Ohio State Private Visit Future Visit 1st
Devron Davis CB UTSA Workout/Met With 1/11 Undrafted
D’Montre Wade CB Murray State Senior Bowl 1/27 4th
Drew Brown K Nebraska Workout/Met With 3/29 Undrafted
Eddy Pinero K Florida Local Pro Day 4/6 7th
Fred Warner LB BYU “Shown Interest” N/A 5th
Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina State Private Visit 4/11 1st
Ito Smith RB Southern Mississippi Player Pro Day 3/29 5th
James Crawford DE/LB Illinois Private Visit 4/7 Undrafted
Javon Wims WR Georgia Player Pro Day 3/21 4th
Ja’Von Rolland-Jones DE/LB Arkansas State East-West Shrine Game 1/20 4th
Ja’Whaun Bentley LB Purdue Senior Bowl 1/27 6th
Jeff Badet WR Oklahoma Workout/Met With Week of 3/18 Undrafted
Jonathan Owens CB Missouri Western Player Pro Day 3/23 Undrafted
Josh Allen QB Wyoming Senior Bowl 1/27 1st
Josh Banks DT Wake Forest Workout/Met With Week of 4/1 7th
Josh Rosen QB UCLA Private Visit Future Visit 1st
Joshua Frazier DT Alabama Player Pro Day 3/7 Undrafted
Joshua Jackson CB Iowa Private Visit 4/4 1st
Justin Jones DT NC State Player Pro Day 3/19 4th
Justin Reid S Stanford Private Visit Future Visit 1st
Kalen Ballage RB Arizona State Senior Bowl 1/27 3rd
Kendall Donnerson LB Southeast Missouri State Player Pro Day 3/23 Undrafted
Kendrick Norton DT University of Miami Local Pro Day 4/6 3rd
Kolton Miller OT UCLA Private Visit 4/4 2nd
Kurt Benkert QB Virginia Workout/Met With Unknown 6th
Lamar Jackson QB Louisville Local Pro Day 4/6 2nd
Luke Falk QB Washington State Private Visit Future Visit 3rd
Marcell Frazier DE Missouri Workout/Met With Week of 3/23 4th
Mark Walton RB University of Miami Local Pro Day 4/6 4th
Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State Senior Bowl 1/27 2nd
Matthew Thomas LB Florida State Local Pro Day 4/6 5th
Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame Combine Visit 3/1 1st
Mike White QB Western Kentucky Senior Bowl 1/27 6th
Nick Gates OT Nebraska Player Pro Day 3/14 5th
Oren Burks LB Vanderbilt “Shown Interest” N/A 3rd
Osband Thompson LB Tuskegee University Private Visit 4/6 Undrafted
PJ Hall DT Sam Houston State Player Pro Day 3/26 6th
Quan Jones WR Baylor “Shown Interest” N/A Undrafted
Quentin Poling LB Ohio Player Pro Day 3/28 6th
Ralph Webb RB Vanderbilt East-West Shrine Game 1/20 5th
Rashaad Penny RB San Diego State Workout/Met With Week of 3/23 3rd
Rashaan Evans LB Alabama Private Visit 4/4 1st
Rashad McIntosh Jr DT University of Miami Local Pro Day 4/6 2nd
Rick Leonard OT Florida State Workout/Met With 3/20 7th
Roquan Smith LB Georgia Private Visit Future Visit 1st
Ryan Santoso K Minnesota Workout/Met With 3/15 Undrafted
Saeed Blacknall WR Penn State University Player Pro Day 3/20 Undrafted
Skai Moore LB South Carolina Local Pro Day 4/6 4th
Skyler Phillips OG Idaho State Senior Bowl 1/27 5th
Sony Michel RB Georgia Local Pro Day 4/6 1st
Tarvarius Moore S Southern Mississippi Player Pro Day 3/29 Undrafted
Terrell Bonds CB Tennessee State Player Pro Day 3/12 Undrafted
Tony Brown CB Alabama Player Pro Day 3/7 3rd
Trayvon Henderson S Hawaii Senior Bowl 1/27 6th
Trayvon Williams LB Georgia Southern Local Pro Day 4/6 Undrafted
Troy Fumagalli TE Wisconsin Workout/Met With 2/2 4th
Uchenna Nwosu LB USC Workout/Met With 2/18 3rd
Vita Vea DT Washington Player Pro Day 3/10 1st

Legend:

Each team is allowed to host 30 players at their team’s facility. Local players (players who attended high school or college in the area) do not count towards the # of visits a team is able to allocate.

Private Visit: Counts towards the team’s 30 visits
Local Pro Day: Held on 4/6 in Davie – players participating do not count towards the 30 visits
Player Pro Day: Held at the player’s college/university.
Workout/Met With: Player may have held a private workout or met with the organization after an organized workout.
“Shown Interest”: Reports that the player is linked to the team, but no visits, workouts or meetings have been confirmed.

Author’s note:
Special thanks to Walter Football and @SiClancy for providing and/or breaking much of this information.

Growing up a passionate Dolphins fan in Jets territory, Jason learned from an early age that life as a Dolphins fan wasn’t going to be easy. Previously the Sports Editor for his university newspaper, Jason has experience writing columns, creating game recaps and conducting interviews with Hall of Fame athletes (Harry Carson and Yogi Berra are two of his proudest interviews). When he’s not dissecting the latest sports news, you can find him perplexed over the Dolphins offensive line woes or involuntarily introducing music to his neighbors.

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Josh Rosen 2018 Passing Chart – Week 17 at Seattle

Travis Wingfield

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Football, more so than any other sport, requires context to tell the full story. Box scores provide the casual fan with a general idea of the cumulative result of any given game, but without isolating each player’s performance, many details go unnoticed.

This project is entirely based around isolating the play of Josh Rosen. Traditional data points will tell you that his rookie season was one of the worst in the history of the league. Watching each drop back multiple times over, breaking down the most impactful plays, and charting the data that tells the true story, this is the 2018 Josh Rosen charting project.

Jump To:

Week 4 vs. Seattle
Week 5 at San Francisco
Week 6 at Minnesota
Week 7 vs. Denver
Week 8 vs. San Francisco
Week 10 at Kansas City
Week 11 vs. Oakland
Week 12 at LA Chargers
Week 13 at Green Bay
Week 14 vs. Detroit
Week 15 at Atlanta
Week 16 vs. LA Rams
Week 17 at Seattle

Week 17 at Seattle –

By the time this season finale came to an end the entire Cardinals operation had to breathe a sigh of relief. A disaster season, that came to a crashing conclusion, was finally in the rearview. For Josh Rosen, the last month of the season was a recurring nightmare. Rosen threw 146 passes in December and the only one that crossed pay dirt was a busted coverage in this Seattle game.

Some of Rosen’s strong suits didn’t travel to the Pacific Northwest. Throwing into contested windows, play-action passing, and third down conversions each brought back less than satisfactory returns.

The Cardinal passing offense converted 3-of-14 3rd downs. Rosen was 2-of-14 for 23 yards on contested throws and 5-of-10 for 56 yards on play pass.

Rosen was chucking-and-praying once again. The average air yards per throw tallied 10.8 yards, while the Arizona receivers only amassed 51 yards after the catch (34.2% of Rosen’s passing total).

The short passing game was far more fruitful than the vertical attacks.

 

Portion of the Field Accurate Pass/Number of Passes
20+ yards 0/3 (0%)
11-19 yards 0/3 (0%)
0-10 yards (or behind LOS) 11/16 (68.8%)

 

The game was littered with mistakes from the Cardinals QB. Rosen registered 14 mistakes (11 from accuracy, 2 ball security issues, and 1 poor read). Rosen lost two fumbles and had two would-be interceptions dropped by the Seattle defense.

The personnel deployment featured more versatility than recent weeks. Rosen’s passes were supplemented by the following personnel packages.

 

11-personnel 31 snaps
12-personnel 3 snaps
21-personnel 4 snaps

 

As has been the case all season, Rosen was under frequent pressure. Seattle arrived for 11 pressures (6 sacks, 3 hits, 2 hurries) at an average time from snap-to-pressure of 2.19 seconds.

The busted coverage touchdown was Rosen’s one red-zone completion (1-of-3). He was in the gun for 25 snaps and under-center for 13.

Another week, another low conversion rate. The Cardinal passing game converted 8-of-38 plays into first downs (21.1%)

It’s difficult to imagine a more trying rookie season than the one Rosen experienced. The offensive line play was poor, the only consistent pass catcher was Larry Fitzgerald, and Rosen had his own share of rookie mistakes to compound things.

This game goes into the losing performance category marking eight consecutive games that Rosen failed to reach the winning performance category.

 

2018 Performance Results Number of Games
Winning Performance 2 (SEA, SF)
Inconsequential Performance 3 (@MIN, @LAC, @ATL)
Losing Performance 7 (@SF, DEN, @KC, OAK, @GB, DET, LAR, @SEA)

Winning Performance – The QB played well enough to garner a victory. He limited mistakes and made plays in crucial situations.
Inconsequential Performance – More of a game-managing role, the QB didn’t have the big plays, but mistakes were limited.
Losing Performance – The QB limited his team’s ability to win the game with his performance.

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Josh Rosen 2018 Passing Chart – Week 16 vs. LA Rams

Travis Wingfield

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Football, more so than any other sport, requires context to tell the full story. Box scores provide the casual fan with a general idea of the cumulative result of any given game, but without isolating each player’s performance, many details go unnoticed.

This project is entirely based around isolating the play of Josh Rosen. Traditional data points will tell you that his rookie season was one of the worst in the history of the league. Watching each drop back multiple times over, breaking down the most impactful plays, and charting the data that tells the true story, this is the 2018 Josh Rosen charting project.

Jump To:

Week 4 vs. Seattle
Week 5 at San Francisco
Week 6 at Minnesota
Week 7 vs. Denver
Week 8 vs. San Francisco
Week 10 at Kansas City
Week 11 vs. Oakland
Week 12 at LA Chargers
Week 13 at Green Bay
Week 14 vs. Detroit
Week 15 at Atlanta
Week 16 vs. LA Rams
Week 17 at Seattle

 

Week 16 vs. LA Rams –

For the second consecutive game Josh Rosen didn’t finish under-center for the Cardinals. In a blowout loss, where it seemed like the entire game plan revolved around making life easy on Josh Rosen, Arizona still managed to get ran out of the building. Mike Glennon completed the final series for the Red Birds offense.

Rosen threw the ball only 23 times, but scrambled more than he has all season. The game plan also featured the least amount of variety, from a personnel grouping standpoint, all season.

 

11-personnel 30 snaps
12-personnel 1 snap

 

Rosen’s typical third down heroics didn’t show up. The Cardinals converted only 2-of-10 third downs in the passing game (one a QB scramble). Converting, as it has been all season, was a challenge in general — Arizona converted just 6-of-31 drop backs (19.4%).

Rosen was in the shotgun almost exclusively (3 under-center, 28 in the gun). This led to a limited play-action passing game (only one throw from play pass).

The four mistakes attributed to Rosen were largely deep shots. He missed on short pass, but two of the three inaccuracies came on balls down the field. One of those deep shots was an ill-advised throw into coverage despite a wide open Larry Fitzgerald coming across the formation (seen in the video thread).

Rosen’s depth splits were as follows:

 

Portion of the Field Accurate Pass/Number of Passes
20+ yards 0/3 (0%)
11-19 yards 0/3 (0%)
0-10 yards (or behind LOS) 11/16 (68.8%)

 

More than half of Rosen’s 87 passing yards came from YAC (54%). The average depth of Rosen’s passes was 9.22 air yards per throw.

Throwing into tight window was a futile effort. Rosen completed 1-of-7 contested throws for 7 yards. Pressure was a regular fixture, yet again, as Rosen was under duress on 11 drop backs (4 sacks, 5 hits, 2 hurries). The average time from snap-to-pressure was 2.30 seconds.

The war of attrition seems to have finally broken the Cardinals spirit. The team’s execution was lacking all year, but this game was something of a “white flag” effort from the coaching staff. Rosen gets tabbed with a losing performance for a lack of big-time plays, a few mistakes, and an awful holistic result.

 

2018 Performance Results Number of Games
Winning Performance 2 (SEA, SF)
Inconsequential Performance 3 (@MIN, @LAC, @ATL)
Losing Performance 6 (@SF, DEN, @KC, OAK, @GB, DET, LAR)

Winning Performance – The QB played well enough to garner a victory. He limited mistakes and made plays in crucial situations.
Inconsequential Performance – More of a game-managing role, the QB didn’t have the big plays, but mistakes were limited.
Losing Performance – The QB limited his team’s ability to win the game with his performance.

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Josh Rosen 2018 Passing Chart – Week 15 at Atlanta

Travis Wingfield

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Football, more so than any other sport, requires context to tell the full story. Box scores provide the casual fan with a general idea of the cumulative result of any given game, but without isolating each player’s performance, many details go unnoticed.

This project is entirely based around isolating the play of Josh Rosen. Traditional data points will tell you that his rookie season was one of the worst in the history of the league. Watching each drop back multiple times over, breaking down the most impactful plays, and charting the data that tells the true story, this is the 2018 Josh Rosen charting project.

Jump To:

Week 4 vs. Seattle
Week 5 at San Francisco
Week 6 at Minnesota
Week 7 vs. Denver
Week 8 vs. San Francisco
Week 10 at Kansas City
Week 11 vs. Oakland
Week 12 at LA Chargers
Week 13 at Green Bay
Week 14 vs. Detroit
Week 15 at Atlanta
Week 16 vs. LA Rams
Week 17 at Seattle

 

Week 15 at Atlanta –

We’ve reached the point in the season where the Cardinals coaching staff had to make a switch to prevent further damaging their 21-year-old quarterback. Josh Rosen, under duress all game, with very little help from the route concepts and plan to attack the Atlanta defense, was pulled for Mike Glennon in the fourth quarter.

The Falcons pass rush would’ve crippled the most grizzled veteran in the NFL; it completely debilitated Rosen. The Cardinal QB was under pressure 15-of-27 drop backs (6 sacks, 6 hits, 3 hurries) with an average snap-to-pressure time of 2.17 seconds.

Atlanta’s unrelenting pressure led to a season-low in average air yards per attempt (4.6 AYPT). The Arizona receivers picked up 82 yards after the catch counting for 62.1% of Rosen’s passing total.

Once again, a lopsided scoreboard forced Arizona into very little variety from a personnel grouping standpoint. Rosen was 4-of-5 with 37 yards on non-11-personnel calls. The issue there — Arizona was always in 11-personnell.

 

11-personnel 22 snaps
12-personnel 4 snaps
21-personnel 1 snap

 

Rosen only committed two mistakes in the game (one accuracy, one a poor decision). The biggest mistake was an example of nervous antics in the pocket and a decision Rosen would prefer to have back (available in the Twitter thread).

Rosen was under-center just 5 times (gun 22), and only threw from play action three times; Rosen was 2-of-3 with 13 yards on play pass.

The Arizona offense converted only 18.5% (5-of-27) passing plays into first downs. Throwing into contested windows was a 50-50 proposition — Rosen threw for 68 yards on 4-of-8 passing into tight windows.

Rosen’s depth splits were as follows:

 

Portion of the Field Accurate Pass/Number of Passes
20+ yards 1/1 (100%)
11-19 yards 2/3 (66.7%)
0-10 yards (or behind LOS) 12/15 (80%)

 

It was a miserable day for the Cardinals all the way around. Rosen never stood much of a chance to make a big time paly, or to make a game-changing mistake — but the one time he did make a crucial mistake, the game was already out of reach. This showing goes in the inconsequential column.

 

2018 Performance Results Number of Games
Winning Performance 2 (SEA, SF)
Inconsequential Performance 3 (@MIN, @LAC, @ATL)
Losing Performance 5 (@SF, DEN, @KC, OAK, @GB, DET)

Winning Performance – The QB played well enough to garner a victory. He limited mistakes and made plays in crucial situations.
Inconsequential Performance – More of a game-managing role, the QB didn’t have the big plays, but mistakes were limited.
Losing Performance – The QB limited his team’s ability to win the game with his performance.

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