Miami Dolphins' OTA Winners and Losers

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#2: Winner: DT Jared Odrick

 

NOV 25, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs the ball as Miami Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick (98) defends in the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins defeated the Seahawks 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

 

The 6’5”, 302 pounder is an incredibly athletic man for his size. Odrick spent much of the 2013 season playing out of position at defensive end in Miami’s 4-3 base defense. Although Odrick was playing out of position, he still put together a respectable season: 35 tackles, 5 sacks.

 

With a body better suited to play the defensive tackle position, the former Penn State star has benefited from the absence of DT Randy Starks. During OTAs, Odrick has been lining up along side Paul Soliai as the defense’s starting defensive tackle duo.

 

While it’s believed that Starks will attend Miami’s mandatory mini-camp next week, it’s certainly becoming clear that Odrick will see a more expanded role at the defensive tackle position this season.

 

Look for Odrick to challenge Starks and Soliai both for snaps during the upcoming season and could potentially be one of the team’s break-out stars.

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  • Bill Stowers

    What ever happened to my favorite player from last years off season? Chris (7/11) hogan? And has the presence of chad pennington as a guest coach helped tannehill at all?

    • TylerMcMullen

      Too early to tell with Penny being there, Bill. Tannehill is definitely looking great though and should be cutting down on his turnovers this season!

      Hogan was cut last year and has been floating around the league from practice squad to practice squad. He was however picked up by the Bills and was actually active in the Buffalo – Miami game late last season, but I don’t know if he is still with the team or not.

      Thanks for the read and the comment!!

      • Bill Stowers

        Thanks tyler, living in indianapolis small things like that are tough to find. As always another great article. Never stop writing for phinlhanatic hahaha.

        • TylerMcMullen

          Thank you for your very kind words, Bill! It’s people like you that keep me going!

  • Jcartwright67

    I’m going on a limb here and reveal that Dan Carpenter has already hired a moving company and they’ve started packing. He’ll play in the NFL somewhere for the league minimum. Starks will be on the wrong side of 30 after playing out his $8M+ contract this season. He deserves the long term deal but I doubt he’ll see the big one from Miami given the depth and lower salaries of players on the roster or in upcoming drafts. Always excited to read about Egnew performing well, I think Tannehill, the WO group, and Miller are givens, but its the TE group is whom I’m really pulling for this summer to mature into an exciting red zone threat and chain movers.

    • TylerMcMullen

      I totally agree my man. I think he hired a moving company when they selected Sturgis to be honest. He definitely will be playing somewhere next season, just not for Miami.

      I’m really excited about this TE group, to be honest. Could be a big help in Tannehill’s development. Stay tuned!

      Thanks for the read and the comment!

    • http://deofmovestofca.blogspot.com/ Deof Movestofca

      1) I cringe whenever i hear a Miami Dolphins’ fan already give up on Egnew after just one season. Yes, some players come into the league pro-ready, but others you have to give them some time to develop. Somewhat related is John Jerry’s situation: those who discount him because of he showed up overweight in the past should remember that Soliai developed into a fairly good player despite having the same issues the first few seasons he came into the NFL.

      2) One of the most overlooked aspects of the ‘Phins’ offseason FA “spending spree” is that if the one-year-deal signees (Grimes, Clabo, and Keller are the ones I can remember off the top of my head, so there might or might not be more) and Miami can develop players behind them (such as Egnew, perhaps), Miami can let the former walk next year in FA and re-coup lots of compensatory picks in 2015.

      • Jcartwright67

        Don’t cringe my friend…nobody wrote anything about giving up on Egnew, just that we hope he develops.

        • http://deofmovestofca.blogspot.com/ Deof Movestofca

          I meant Dolphins’ fans in general (and yes, many of them have given up on Egnew) rather than you in particular. My apologies for not making that clearer.

  • tpl

    The WR corp definitely is better than last year. Wallace will stop safties from crowding the line of scrimmage, and open up the run. Hartline and Gibson should encounter single coverage most of the time. I look forward to seeing keller, sims ang Egnew play TE.Just maybe we’ll see both egnew and keller in some goal line formations.