Miami Dolphins Top Players By Position
By Brian Miller
Dec 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (15) scores a touchdown as Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21) reacts during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
When it comes to the wide-receivers anyone could be the most important player on the team. Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, or Jarvis Landry. Heck it could be Matt Hazel or Rishard Matthews but for now, that person is Greg Jennings. The Dolphins are young at the position but not untalented. Last year Landry lit it up for the Dolphins and all expectations are that he will do so again and production wise should be the Dolphins leading receiver or at least close to it. Jennings won’t lead the team in yards, touchdowns, or catches, but he will lead the receivers.
Jennings knows that his years as an NFL elite receiver are over and he also realizes that his years as an NFL receiver are winding down but Jennings has very good locker room leadership qualities and isn’t afraid to use his knowledge to teach. That is something that Landry, Parker, and Stills can lean on when necessary. Jennings won’t be Tannehill’s favorite target as that will likely be Landry, but trust is something that should develop quickly and Jennings could emerge as Tannehill’s outlet guy, his possession receiver much like Brian Hartline was. That makes him valuable.