One thing that every team can use in the NFL is depth at receiver. The Miami Dolphins this week in the OTAs had some nice looks at some guys that could be adding depth at that position. One player who has stood out this week happens to be an undrafted free agent.
The Dolphins signed Drew Morgan out of Arkansas after the draft. Morgan caught at least four passes in the open media session and seemed to be able to get open at will, which is a great sign for the young man trying to make the team.
Morgan caught 65 passes for 739 3TDs last year for the Razorbacks. He also had some punt and kickoff experience in college which always helps players trying to make the cut.
Former Miami Hurricanes WR Rayshawn Scott made a nice catch this week as well showing off his athleticism.
We know Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills are the three main targets for QB Ryan Tannehill. So Far Parker and Tannehill have shown some cohesiveness connecting on three passes.
One of the questions will obviously be who will be the 4th receiver. On paper it seems to be Leonte Caroo. He was a third round pick out of Rutgers in last years draft, but that doesn’t guarantee he’ll earn that spot let alone make the team.
The Dolphins have made the effort to extend the competition at receiver. Obviously the first three slots are pretty much set in stone baring injury. With the play of Morgan and Scott, as well as Jakeem Grant who is expected to be placed mainly in the slot there’s quite of few guys out there battling. Let’s also not forget undrafted free agent and former Miami Hurricane Malcolm Lewis, who’s be touted as having a fantastic work ethic.
One minor concern is that TE Julius Thomas hasn’t really shown any flashes of his former self. With that said it seems as if he’s committed to prove himself this season.