Number 4: Reshad Jones
There seems to be a theme with numbers four through six. Injuries. Jones is returning from a season ending shoulder injury and all indications are that he will be perfectly fine for the 2017 season. When healthy Jones is one of the top safeties in the NFL, the best if you ask him.
His absence in 2016 was felt all season and especially in the post-season. More importantly his absence hurt the run defense where Miami ranked 2nd to last on the season. Jones signed a new contract earlier in the off-season and the Dolphins are expecting an immediate return of Jones on the field.
Number 3: Ndamukong Suh
Suh is a force on the field and has become a lead by example player off of it. As one of the highest paid individuals on the roster (he and Ryan Tannehill alternate each year for the honor of top paid) Suh has embraced his off-season in Miami. Unlike in Detroit, Suh spends a lot of his time in Miami and shows up for the off-season work which isn’t required.
On the field it’s hard to not notice his stellar play but Miami still has not been able to take advantage of Suh’s presence. Linebacker problems have put Miami in a hole at stopping the run and with double and sometimes triple teams on Suh, someone needs to step up.
Regardless, Suh is a dominant player that is still making plays.