Meet Your New Miami Dolphins: Brian Hartline

 Brian Hartline – WR – OSU

6′ 2″ – 195

 

Topics: Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins, NFL Draft, OSU

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  • Samdolphin

    Brian:  Hartline has your first namesake and looks like he could become Ginn’s replacement at returns and will compete as a WR.  He is also a special teams player on defending Kickoff and Punt returns.

    Brian I sent the following to Armando Salguero at the Herald as a response to his article on “Dolphin Competition”.  I think there could be quite a competition at TE for David Martin and Joey Haynos. 
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    Concerning your request to involve other players you omitted from competition , I didn’t see the WR Ernest Wilford as a competitor, and maybe rightly so, at that position. Ernest may have a breakout year but I haven’t seen anything so far that would convince me he will do so. He’s got his money and he doesn’t want to get hurt.


    Someone I do think is worth writing about is a newly obtained UDFA, TE Jared Branson from Centeral Washington University, Division II, in the Northwest Athletic Conference . He is 24 yro. with 6′ 4” / 253# , a 32/1/2 arm length , 9 1/8” hand width.
     
    Has great size/speed combination. Is fast for a TE (4.74-40) of his size. Very athletic player who has big play potential. Will make incredible catches. A good blocker. Bends his knees well and attacks the point with willingness and desire. Is very raw. Route running need coaching. Level of competition is a concern. Age is also a concern, he will be 24 when the Draft comes.

    Displays excellent burst and quickness off the snap for his size. Has the frame and girth to play as a traditional tight end at the next level. Is a flexible athlete with impressive top-end speed for his size and does a nice job sinking his hips and bursting out of his breaks. Is a natural pass catcher who knows how to work the middle of the field.

    This is an excerpt from his Scouting Report. I am excited to see him in TC. His father was quite a player at Washington and it sounds like he wrote the Scouting Report.