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.