With offseason OTA’s and mini camps wrapped up, we are another step closer to the 2017 season officially beginning. Teams got their first chance to play with their rookies like the toys they opened on Christmas morning. The veterans were sharpening their tools of the trade, and staffs were getting in the swing of things.
While you can’t guarantee a roster spot in these camps you sure can get yourself in a position to be cut. So, it’s important to raise some eyebrows. In the case of the Miami Dolphins they are looking to find some consistency at the wide receiver four spot and beyond.
Behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, and Kenny Stills it’s open season for anyone to take control of their roster spot. Jakeem Grant, Leonte Carroo and Rashawn Scott all return from last year’s team with none of the three doing anything in particular.
Grant brings the game changing speed and has shown flashes of brilliance on special teams but can he translate it to wide out? Carroo was productive at Rutgers, but inconsistency’s had him replaced on the active roster by Scott, an undrafted free agent at the end of the season.
So the door is open for some new talent to get a crack at it. 7th round pick Isaiah Ford, and undrafted free agents Drew Morgan and Damore’ea Stringfellow will all look to make a splash. Ford and Stringfellow are more suited for an outside role being bigger and more go getters than Morgan, but Morgan may have the better hands of the three and isn’t afraid to go up the middle.
Ford the only of the three to be picked has the size and speed to become what the Phins need at the four spot to complement the three top guys. Stringfellow can flat out go get the ball and could be a problem for opposing defenses in the red zone.
Morgan was old reliable at Arkansas being targeted when they needed big first downs in a run first offense. Thus Far it’s been Morgan eating up all the attention from the media and coaches through mini-camp, but it will be interesting to see what happens, as shirts and shorts translates to pads and NFL speed for all of these wide outs involved.