May 3, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Bumphis (16)during rookie minicamp at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Should Not Overlook Chad Bumphis


You probably have never heard of Chad Bumphis, WR out of Mississippi State. But if if you have heard of him, you are probably as impressed with him as I am. No, Bumphis was not drafted in April, but the Fins did pick him up as a un-drafted rookie free agent, and I am thrilled they did! I think Bumphis has the ability to make the Miami Dolphins’ roster as the sixth receiver (assuming they take six) or at least make the practice squad.

Bumphis is definitely a slot receiver, but a unique one at that. For one, he has a bigger build than most slot receivers, listed at 5′ 10”, 196 lbs. However, one thing Bumphis is praised for is his quickness and toughness. He will not run out of bounds like we saw Bess do a few times last year ; he will lower his shoulder and try to run through anyone, picking up more yards at the end of the play. Bumphis has incredible hands and is extremely dynamic in the open field, and does especially well working the middle of the field. Last year for MSU, Bumphis had 58 catches, 922 yards, and 12 TD’s in the defensively stout SEC. His 12 TDS were the most in the SEC.

Along with being an exciting, hard-nosed receiver, Bumphis is an electric return man, a spot that Miami will need to fill with Bess’ absence (Bess mainly returned punts). I am by no means saying Bumphis is the next great Dolphins receiver, but he is an interesting prospect who is worth a shot.

Here are some of Bumphis’ highlights from last season at MSU.


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  • Eric Brodt

    He shows elusiveness in the open field, a next gear to help him outrun defenders, and a knack for the seam route. Looks like a good pickup for an UDFA.

  • Keath Sygman

    Who knows , there is always an undrafted guy who kicks ass . Bess was one of them. I like the team make up. No big superstars with big heads . This team will probably win alot then like all teams we will have to do it over in three years because guys leave for more money

  • Johnny

    Actually replied to DJ’s article…

  • Johnny

    You wrote this whole article BASED ON WHAT I SAID LAST WEEK!!!! I TOLD YOU ABOUT CHAD BUMPHIS!!! I even said::1. He’s physical and rather hit a guy for acouple of more yards then hit the sidelines, like Bess… 2. That he had 12 TDs, most by any SEC WR vs tough SEC Defenses.
    Dude??? Do you cheat in college also??? You didn’t even know his name until I mentioned it!!!
    (Like one of my posts like below)
    TOO FUNNY!!!!!

  • Johnny

    I posted this 5 days ago!!!!

    John Aurora • 5 days ago −
    As long doesn’t have more problems with his High blood pressure and kidney/liver issues.. Like the pick!! Still scratching head on CB Davis though.. As for undrafted FA rookies.. I really like MSU WR Chad Bumphis.. Bess-like in size but runs more routes out of the slot.. And is tough!! Rather hit a guy for 2 extra yards then hitting the sidelines..This kid had 12 TDs in the SEC vs tough SEC defenses.. And gets snuffed by combine?? Bump actually had more TDs then any other SEC WR!! (Patterson & Hunter).. Just watch some tape on this kid.. I think you’ll be impressed.. MSU WR CHAD BUMPHIS.. Check him out!!! I would not be suprised if he makes the 53.. Ahead of Mathews and Binns..

    5 days ago!!!!
    Get your own material!!!
    Think for yourself!!!!

    • Eric Roddy

      I honestly did not know that you posted that! I promise! But its good to see that we share the common in Bumphis. I personally came across Bumphis by watching the youtube clip above. And as for those similarities…anyone can see that he runs over people, and shows quick bursts of speed. Looking back at your comment it does look very similar but I can honestly say I didn’t copy you, these ideas are often common among a fan base seeing that everyone studies every player and knows everything there is to know about that team, so a lot of information will be commonly viewed upon, but I did not copy you?! As for the 12 TDS a game: thats a statistic, I simply looked it up?! Thanks for reading, I am just glad there is someone out there who also likes Bumphis.