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State of the Roster – Wide Receivers

Travis Wingfield

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Prelude

The 2019 off-season schedule had an unusual beginning for the Miami Dolphins. Not that the once proud, winningest organization in the NFL is suddenly new to coaching turnover (quite the opposite, rather). It’s the timing of the hire that provides the distinction from Stephen Ross’ three other head coaching appointments.

Typically, when the incumbent or new staff is in-place by Early-January, the roster dominoes begin to take shape. Waiting for Brian Flores to win his fifth Lombardi Trophy delayed that process by a month.

Now, with the majority of Coach Flores’ staff settling into their new offices, we can begin to speculate and forecast what will transpire over the next three months.

It’s not hyperbole to say that these next three months are the most important of Chris Grier’s professional career. Miami’s new General Manager is charged with resurrecting a franchise that, in the last 15 years, has fallen from the peak of the winning percentage mountain top, all the way down to fifth place on that obscure, yet illustrious list.

In this series we are going to explore the current assets on the roster and what their futures hold. Plus, we’ll explore the free-agency market and point out scheme fit pieces the Dolphins might seek to add in April’s draft.

Wide Receivers

Current Cash Owed: ~ $32 Million
NFL Average: ~ $17 Million

Players Under Contract – 2019 Cash Owed:

Albert Wilson – $7 M

Accruing an injury casts professional football players off to the island of misfit toys. For those that can recall all the way back to week-seven, Wilson was enjoying a breakout campaign. Before his injury Wilson led the league in yards-after-catch, YAC average, explosive touchdowns (TDs from 20+ yards (75, 74, 43, and 29 yards out) and willed Miami to a win over the league’s top defense – Chicago Bears.

Returning from the injury and getting his legs ready for opening day bears watching, but Wilson (age-27 this summer) will take off in this match-up based, quick-hitting passing offense.

Wilson’s Projected 2019 Action: Starting WR

Kenny Stills – $8 M

A popular name on the cap casualty list, Stills’ true value is hardly appreciated by the casual fan. In an offense predicated on complex route combinations that require clear-outs, and a consistent vertical threat to challenge the deep portion of the field, Stills holds high-value.

Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

His production took a monumental dip when Ryan Tannehill’s shoulder turned into linguini, but Stills remains an elite vertical threat. The 27-year-old is going to be held in high-regard by this new coaching staff.

Stills’ Projected 2019 Action: Starting WR

Jakeem Grant – $720 K

Brimming with potential, we’ve never seen peak Jakeem Grant in the NFL. There are some concerns with the consistency in his route running as well as understanding sight adjustments, but the explosive nature of his game is difficult to ignore.

He was the only return man to house a kickoff and a punt in 2018, he scored two long touchdowns in the come-from-behind win over Oakland, and has flashed big-play ability his entire career.

Grant will start if the Dolphins omit addressing the position in the off-season. If the Dolphins acquire a true X receiver Grant should, at minimum, see 70% of the offensive snaps.

Grant’s Projected 2019 Action: Specific Packages (70+% snaps)/Return Specialist

Brice Butler – $805 K

One of the real bargain deals on the team, Butler provided the Dolphins with some much needed size and physicality at the position late in 2018. A journeyman, Butler is under contract for peanuts in 2019 and should provide competition for any rookie or low-level free agent acquisition targeted by Miami.

Butler’s Projected 2019 Action: Backup/Situational X WR

Danny Amendola – $6 M

The Dolphins can get away from Amendola’s contract without penalty. The $6 million may seem like a drop in the bucket (36th highest paid WR in the NFL), but numbers always require context. Amendola has missed games in each of the last four years, he was under 10 yards per reception, and scored just once.

He’s not a red zone threat, offers nothing vertically, he’s limited explosively, and he’s going to be 34 next season. He was a progress stopper for Wilson and Grant in 2018 and Miami would be wise to part ways in 2019.

The default rebuttal against this idea is his familiarity with the coaches and veteran presence. Those traits, for a vastly limited player, aren’t worth 3% of the cap space.

Amendola’s Projected 2019 Action: Cut

Devante Parker – $9.4 M

Devante Parker is going to be released before the new league year begins and he has no one to blame but himself.

Parker’s Projected 2019 Action: Cut

Pending Free Agents – 2018 Salary

Leonte Carroo – $630 K (RFA)

This might be the toughest one to project in the wide receiver room. Carroo worked his ass off to contribute on special teams after failing to crack the line-up in his first three years (sans injury fill-ins). If the price is right Carroo should be invited back to camp to compete for the fifth receiver job.

Carroo’s Projected 2019 Action: Re-signed for minimum/camp invite

Isiah Ford – $480 K (ERFA)

An exclusive rights free agent, and now a full-year removed from reconstructive ACL surgery, Ford falls in the same boat as Carroo. He will likely be brought back to compete in training camp, but his most likely destination is the practice squad.

Ford’s Projected 2019 Action: Re-signed for minimum/camp invite

2019 Wide Receiver Free Agent Market:

Prior to imminent roster moves Miami have $32 million tied up in a position that played nowhere near that value in 2018. However, dumping the contracts of Parker and Amendola slices that figure all the way down to $16.6 million – just a hair under the league average.

Oct 7, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) returns a punt for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

And so, like many of the other positions we’ll preview, Miami figures to be bargain shopping for wide receivers this off-season. Outside of a shocking blockbuster move for Antonio Brown (which, let’s be honest, is not happening) Miami will likely add depth-bodies to this position.

It’s worth noting that former Patriots Phillip Dorsett ($2M in 2018), Cordarrelle Patterson ($4.25M in 2018), and Chris Hogan ($4M in 2018) are all free agents. An underwhelming list from a talent and production standpoint, no doubt, but they could each be a cheap option to insert some familiarity into the WR room (a.k.a. a much more financially reasonable option to Amendola).

While we’re on the subject of reunions, Rishard Matthews signed on with the Jets last year and is due to hit the market in March. Chris Grier was the director of college scouting when Matthews was drafted and Miami just hired the Jets WR’s Karl Dorrell.

Familiarity aside, Miami’s one glaring need is for a bigger-bodied X-type (lines up to the boundary).

The Dolphins free agency plan could be one of low-risk/high-upside. If it is, Kevin White could begin his reclamation project in Miami. He’ll certainly sign a one-year deal somewhere to see if he can reverse his current bust status as a top-10 pick just four years ago.

The majority of attractive names on the list offer skillsets similar to what Miami already has. Golden Tate, Ryan Grant, Adam Humphries, Cole Beasley – shifty slots aplenty makes for a buyer’s market.

Two names that would fit the mold for what Miami needs, but might be too costly, are Tyrell Williams ($2.9 M in 2018) and Cody Latimer ($2.5 M in 2018).

2019 Wide Receivers Draft Class:

Cross off any names that are projected to go in the first two rounds – it’s simply not feasible for Miami to use those resources at the position.

So long, Marquise Hollywood Brown. Hasta la vista N’Keal Harry and D.K. Metcalf. Sayonara Deebo Samuel, Riley Ridley, Kelvin Harmon, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and Hakeem Butler.

The focus here averts directly to one name – David Sills V. In the Sills family, they saved the best for fifth as this cool customer fits the bill of “he’s just a terrific football player.”

Sills keeps quiet hands through his route. His recognition of body position and leverage creates huge windows vertically, and in the contested portions of the field, and he tracks the ball as well as anyone in this class.

Sills is a positively ideal fit at the X position and, if he’s there on the fourth, Miami should pounce without hesitation.

2019 Wide Receiver Roster Prediction:

The group has more speed to burn than any other WR room in the NFL. Health, polish, and a big body are the only traits this group is lacking. Wilson could easily surpass 1,000 yards with a full 16 games, Grant is dangerous vertically and in the screen game, and Stills is the most complete of all.

Wilson and Grant returning to pre-injury form is paramount and unearthing competition for Butler should be the top priority.

1.) Albert Wilson
2.) Kenny Stills
3.) Jakeem Grant
4.) Rookie/FA (Davis Sills V)
5.) Brice Butler

Tomorrow: Tight Ends

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  1. pacificfinfan1

    February 11, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Nice article but Kenny Stills is not an 8mil cap hit he is a 9.75mil hit and is not performing for that high of a cost ever since he got that inflated contract his production dipped massively. Hakeem Butler is projected in the 3rd round and should be looked at heavily if there in the 3rd. Antoine Wesley would be another to seriously look at his 6’5 frame and his exceptional route nuance would be a welcomed addition to a group that cant get off press coverage. I can see Grant and Wilson being starters at the Z and slot.
    Draft favorites for me are
    Hakeem Butler, Antoine Wesley, Terry McLaurin and Demarcus Lodge

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State of the AFC East

Oliver Candido

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With the aging empire of the New England Patriots hopefully coming to an end in the coming years the arms race and power struggle will enter overdrive. The Patriots have run this division for over a decade but all things must come to an end, with Tom Brady nearing his goal of playing till 45 and Bill Belichick turning 66 there is blood in the water, and the rest of the East will look to grab the crown and run with it.

Dec 23, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and head coach Bill Belichick head out onto the field to shake hands with the Buffalo Bills after their 24-12 win at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots

Roster:

Tom Brady’s play has declined but that hasn’t stopped New England from being a powerhouse, the offensive line will welcome Isiah Wynn back the former 1st rounder, he tore his Achilles in camp 2018. The skill positions are mixed, Sony Michelle provided a solid rookie campaign but there are holes in the wide receiver and tight end positions. Rob Gronkowski is pondering retirement meanwhile Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, and Cordarrelle Patterson are all set to hit Free Agency. Defensively New England has excelled on maximizing talent with what they have but with that being said they have some notable players departing such as Trey Flowers, Malcom Brown, and possibly the McCourty twins.

Free Agent Acquisition:

Markus Golden (EDGE)

Pick 32, 1st round:

Kelvin Harmon (WR)

 

New York Jets

Roster:

The New York Jets are not a star-studded team and will be ongoing a scheme change led by Coach Adam Gase. Offensively it would be easier to name what they do have then to name what they don’t, Sam Darnold is the only true “bright” spot on the offensive side of the ball. Multiple reports state that Isiah Crowell will be released in the coming month so half back will need to be addressed, in addition to wide receiver, tight end, and offensive line. On the opposite side of the ball things seem to be a bit more promising with Leonard Williams, Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye. New York will need to add a true pass rusher along with some other linebackers and defensive backs as well.

Free Agent Acquisition:

Le’Veon Bell (HB)

Pick 3, 1st round:

Josh Allen (EDGE)

 

Buffalo Bills

Roster:

Buffalo has a good defense that is paired with the 31st ranked offense, they are in need of talent to surround Josh Allen with. Josh Allen needs an entire cast around him, most importantly an offensive line who can buy him some time, but it doesn’t stop there. After releasing former fullback wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and Charles Clay the only player who can truly garner some targets is aging halfback Lesean McCoy. Although the defense has played well they are also in need of some attention, with Kyle Williams retiring they will need another defensive tackle in addition to a true edge rusher. This roster is still being rebuilt and could use talent on almost every level offensively but they need to give injury prone Josh Allen some decent offensive line play.

Free Agent Acquisition:

Trenton Brown (OT)

Pick 9, 1st round:

Jawaan Taylor (OT)

 

Miami Dolphins

Roster:

Our beloved Miami Dolphins will be going through many changes and a complete rebuild directed by Chris Grier and Brian Flores. Miami has talent at the skill positions with young and inexpensive talent at halfback, tight end, and wide receiver. With the upcoming release/trade of Ryan Tannehill the biggest need will be finding his replacement via free agency or draft. Resources will have to be allocated to the trenches as Miami lacks talent on the interior offensive line and on the edge defensively. Miami’s defense is looking to be a multiple look defense in order to achieve this they will have to add versatility on every level off the defense and add depth to the secondary. This regime will be taking the long painful road of a true rebuild as Miami has been mediocre for far too long.

Free Agent Acquisition:

Mitch Morse (OL)

Pick 13, 1st round:

Rashan Gary (EDGE)

 

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State of the Roster – Cornerbacks

Travis Wingfield

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Prelude

The 2019 off-season schedule had an unusual beginning for the Miami Dolphins. Not that the once proud, winningest organization in the NFL is suddenly new to coaching turnover (quite the opposite, rather). It’s the timing of the hire that provides the distinction from Stephen Ross’ three other head coaching appointments.

Typically, when the incumbent or new staff is in-place by Early-January, the roster dominoes begin to take shape. Waiting for Brian Flores to win his fifth Lombardi Trophy delayed that process by a month.

Now, with the majority of Coach Flores’ staff settling into their new offices, we can begin to speculate and forecast what will transpire over the next three months.

It’s not hyperbole to say that these next three months are the most important of Chris Grier’s professional career. Miami’s new General Manager is charged with resurrecting a franchise that, in the last 15 years, has fallen from the peak of the winning percentage mountain top, all the way down to fifth place on that obscure, yet illustrious list.

In this series we are going to explore the current assets on the roster and what their futures hold. Plus, we’ll explore the free-agency market and point out scheme fit pieces the Dolphins might seek to add in April’s draft.

Cornerbacks 

Current Cash Owed: ~ $9.3 Million
NFL Average: ~ $16 Million

Players Under Contract – 2019 Cash Owed:

Xavien Howard – $1.3 M

Tying for the league lead in interceptions (7), Howard continued his breakthrough performance that began late in 2017. Among the game’s top corners, Howard excels in man coverage, offers an impressive physical style of press play, and tracks the ball exceptionally well.

The Dolphins will likely look to extend Howard in the near future, despite rumors of his presence on the trade block. Stephone Gilmore’s lockdown Super Bowl performance afforded the Pats defense ultimate creativity – something Brian Flores will want to retain in Miami.

Howard’s Projected 2019 Action: #1 Corner

Bobby McCain – $5.6 M

Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

In his first season with a new payday, McCain struggled. Kicking outside on the perimeter was a challenge that exposed his lack of long-speed. Still a jitterbug inside, McCain offers a knack for the nuance of the position in both man and zone.

Injuries mounted on McCain as he tried to fight through a number of issues all season. He’s a team leader and a top-shelf slot corner – that much will be evident when he’s back in his regular role in 2019.

McCain’s Projected 2019 Action: Slot Corner

Cordrea Tankersley – $673 K

It’s difficult to imagine a worse sophomore season for Tankersley. Benched, ran-ragged, and ultimately a torn ACL, it was a steep decline from an impressive rookie campaign. The mental aspect of the game proved to be a challenge for Tankersley and, to be fair, he wasn’t alone in that portion of Matt Burke’s awful scheme.

Likely starting the year on the physically unable to perform list, Tankersley will get a fresh start in a scheme that accentuates his strengths – playing man coverage.

Tankersley’s Projected 2019 Action: Depth (Begins the season on PUP)

Jalen Davis – $570 K

My pick for biggest sleeper on the roster in 2019, Davis flashed big-time potential in his limited work late in the season. In the Jacksonville game Davis forced a fumble and broke up a third down pass in the end zone. He’s fiery, aggressive, and Miami’s best option behind McCain in the slot.

Davis’ Projected 2019 Action: Backup Slot

Cornell Armstrong – $570 K

Thrust into action late last season, 2018 was a learning experience for Miami’s sixth-round rookie. Armstrong fits the prototype for length and style, but he was worked over in the New England game by Julian Edelman (hardly a bad look).

Armstrong will compete for time on the perimeter this year and continue to serve as a core special teamer.

Armstrong’s Projected 2019 Action: Depth

Torry McTyer – $645 K

McTyer’s numbers look worse than his actual performance. He was whipped consistently, starting with the beat down in Foxboro, but his good coverage was beat by better throws in the Chicago game.

There’s upside with McTyer, but he needs to show it in 2019 if he wants to have a future as a starter in Miami.

McTyer’s Projected 2019 Action: Depth

Jomal Wiltz – Not yet announced (Camp Minimum)

Wiltz was drafted by the Eagles in 2017 and later migrated to the New England practice squad in 2018. Playing under current Dolphins Cornerbacks Coach Josh Boyer, Wiltz has a head start on the new defensive scheme and techniques.

The most interesting aspect of Wiltz’s acquisition, he’s just 5’10’’ 180 pounds – an outlier for Miami’s prototype at the position.

Wiltz’s Projected 2019 Action: Cut/Practice Squad

Pending Free Agents – 

None

2019 Cornerback Free Agent Market:

Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

With McCain locked up and Howard due next, Miami may have to eschew buying its number-two corner. The need is glaring, but the market is lacking. Morris Claiborne, Pierre Desir, and Bradley Roby are the bells of the ball and will be out of Miami’s price range should they hit the market.

There have been two free agent themes presented in this series: 1.) Filling the Foxboro-to-Miami pipeline and, 2.) Reclamation projects.

Jason Verrett qualifies for the second bullet-point – he’s a hell of a player but his medical history is alarming. Eric Rowe is a free agent and falls into both categories. He spent three years with the Patriots but only played in 21 games during that stretch.

Rowe is 6’1’’ with the 205-pound frame to match. Verrett is just 5’10’’ and 188 pounds, but he’s an elite play maker (when healthy).

Miami has been linked to Ronald Darby in recent years. He shakes free from Philadelphia and a poor medical history could significantly reduce his cost.

2019 Cornerback Draft Class:

Cornerback is in play for the 13th pick. DeAndre Baker (Georgia), Byron Murphy (Washington), and Greedy Williams (LSU) head the class at the position.

Baker is feisty and superb in man coverage though he does lack long-speed. Murphy is rail-thin (175 pounds) and his lack of interest in run support will turn the Miami staff off. Williams’ effort has been called into question by some. If that’s true, he will be off Miami’s board altogether as they preach the love of the game.

Penn State’s Amani Oruwariye is an option in the second-round. He first the prototype, he’s ultra-competitive and excels in both press and zone.

Temple’s Rock Ya-Sin plays with the temperament of an alpha dog. His match-ups with Deebo Samuel at the Senior Bowl were the must-see events of the week.

The local product, Michael Jackson from the U, excels in man coverage – he’s a fit.

2019 Cornerback Prediction:

It’s pretty apparent from the free agent and draft classes where the more attractive options lie for the ‘Phins to address this need. Signing a bargain player to compete, and drafting a rookie relatively high should bolster this position into a strength in 2019.

Minkah Fitzpatrick’s official capacity will be as a safety, but he’s going to match-up where the staff sees fit. He’s the best option to cover a detached tight end and he’s probably the best slot cover guy Miami has. We’ll cover him on tomorrow’s podcast and column.

CB #1 – Xavien Howard
CB #2 – Rookie (Baker, Ya-Sin, Jackson)
Slot – Bobby McCain
Slot Backup – Jalen Davis
Depth – Cornell Armstrong
Depth – Torry McTyer / FA (Eric Rowe)
Depth – Cordrea Tankersley (beginning on PUP)

Tomorrow: Safeties

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Fits and Starts of the 2019 NFL Draft–Jarrett Stidham

Shawn Digity

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A shot of Jarrett Stidham during the Senior Bowl in January. Image courtesy of USA Today

Which 2019 NFL Draft quarterbacks fit for the Miami Dolphins, which ones could start, and which ones aren’t on the table?

Let’s dive into the first installment of Fits and Starts with Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham.

2019 NFL Draft quarterbacks and Fits and Starts intro

I hope you’re enjoying all the Kyler Murray talk; it’s not going anywhere for the next two months. So, with all the hype surrounding the Heisman winner and his decision to play in the NFL over the MLB, it makes sense that Murray shot up the draft boards in rapid fashion.

Murray has been connected with the Miami Dolphins, and it makes sense. The Dolphins need a quarterback to lead the franchise into the future, especially with the start of the Brian Flores era.

But what happens if the Dolphins can’t get Kyler Murrayin the 2019 Draft? Let’s take that a step further. What if the Dolphins don’t get any of the QBs that are pegged to go in the first round? Dwayne HaskinsDrew LockDaniel Jones, along with Murray, are all in the conversation to go off the board in the first round.

The 2019 QB class hasn’t exactly been lauded for its talent, but that doesn’t mean its totally devoid of untapped potential on Days 2 and 3. There are some diamonds in the rough and some could be on the Dolphins’ radar come April. The Fits and Starts mini-series will be focusing on these overshadowed mid-round prospects and who could fit into a role with the Miami Dolphins.

Let’s get into the first name on the list: Jarrett Stidham.

Jarrett Stidham and his NFL Future

The first quarterback on the docket is Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham. He’s an enigmatic player. He was in the conversation last draft season (before he returned to Auburn) to go in the second round. He was also talked about as a dark-horse Heisman candidate before the college season started.

His junior season didn’t go exactly as scripted, though. Jarrett Stidham had an up-and-down season, and his draft stock has been all over the place, consequently. He’s polarizing in the Twitter Draft realm with many draftniks either loving or hating him. I predict that he’ll go in the third round, but I could see the need for the position pushing him into the second round.

In a lot of ways, I would compare Jarrett Stidham to Ryan Tannehill. With that being said, he’s a poor man’s Tannehill. He’s not as athletic and I wouldn’t put his arm strength or accuracy on the same level, but there are comparisons that can be drawn.

Jarrett Stidham Mini-Report

He has some starter qualities, and he’s very raw in that regard. He also did not get a lot of help from his receivers during the 2018 season. I saw a lot of dropped passes that should’ve been “gimmes”. Jarrett Stidham has a moderately high ceiling, I would say. He’s extremely rough around the edges, but I can see him becoming successful in the NFL; it’ll come with many growing pains, albeit.

He also has some accuracy issues from a lot of the film I’ve watched of him. He’ll make some unbelievable down-the-field bombs, but also make some passes that are too high, too inside or too outside. Many passes were underthrown and I saw plays where WRs had to turn and play some defense. The accuracy is a roller coaster, and that’s something that is hard to improve at the next level; accuracy is more a God-given ability than it is a teachable skill.

Something else that I wasn’t wild about was how Stidham reacted to chaos and pressure. When the line collapsed, I saw some ugly escapes. Those ugly escapes will be ugly sacks in the NFL. I saw flashes of decent pocket presence, but like many of Stidham’s qualities, they were inconsistent.

That’s one of the best words I would use to describe Jarrett Stidham: inconsistent. Sometimes he’s good, sometimes he’s bad. Sometimes he’ll thread the needle for a 40-yard touchdown, sometimes he’ll undercut a route. But if the inconsistency is his biggest issue, which I believe it is, then I’m intrigued by his prospects at the next level with some next-level coaching.

At the End of the Day

So, if the Dolphins drafted Jarrett Stidham, it’d likely be on Day 2 and in the second round with the 48th pick. While the Dolphins are rebuilding, I could see them using a popular draft philosophy of taking a quarterback every year until one hits. If that’s the case, then Stidham could very well be a target if the Dolphins decide to address a bigger need or BPA with the 13th pick.

This could be a way for the Dolphins to hedge their bets while keeping an eye on the 2020 quarterbacks. Akin to the Redskins taking both RGIII and Kirk Cousins in the same draft in 2012, the Dolphins could take a flier on a mid-round quarterback and see what he could do in some games under the guidance of a veteran.

While I wouldn’t be upset by the pick, the Miami Dolphins would be wise to stay away from Jarrett Stidham, bottom line. I say that not because of Stidham’s shortcomings or upside but because of where the Miami Dolphins franchise finds itself.

If Jarrett Stidham goes out and has a decent showing in some live action during his rookie season, then that could affect the draft strategy regarding the 2020 class of quarterbacks.

I don’t want the Dolphins to keep waiting and waiting for someone to slowly develop as they did with Ryan Tannehill. Stidham is in a similar mold, looking at his tools and raw potential. I’m not sure how long it would take for Stidham develop, but I could see it turning into a situation where he takes a few steps forward every season.

Jarrett Stidham could be a quarterback that Chris Grier likes, but I would have a hard time believing that he’s a prospect that he would love–and that’s not what the Miami Dolphins need to right the ship.

 

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