Miami Dolphins diverse talent at wide-receiver could be productive
By Brian Miller
Around the circles of the NFL media coverage, the overall commonality is that many of them believe the Miami Dolphins will suck in 2019.
While the Miami Dolphins are not expected to be great, being the worst team in the league is a bit much even for a team that three months ago was predicted to tank. The offense may be going through changes but the wide-receivers are diverse enough in talent that they very well may surprise a lot of people.
The focus has and still remains on who will be the starting quarterback and from there it lands on the legs of who will be running the football and ultimately on the shoulders and arms of the men working the line of scrimmage. The receivers, however, could be a big part of the Dolphins success this year. Or their failures.
Josh Rosen already sees that talent in practice.
"But we’ve got a really good, athletic group of guys. What’s really cool about it is they’re all good at specific things. Kenny, Jakeem (Grant), DeVante and we’re waiting to get Albert (Wilson) out here. Everyone is really good at certain things which makes for a very dynamic group.” – Miami Dolphins media transcript."
There is a lot of reality to what he is saying. Looking at the Dolphins receivers you have to believe that at least on paper they are stacked better than what Chad O’Shea had in New England and if he can get them on the right pages of production, they could be the stars of this season.
The quarterback does make a difference however and for Brian Flores, that time will come when a starter must be named. Either Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the teams opening starter for 2019. They will need to have the ability to make quick decisions and get the ball to the right players because there will be hiccups with the young offensive line that has little proven talent outside of Laremy Tunsil at left tackle.
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With Grant’s speed and Albert Wilson‘s speed, the Dolphins will have the ability to exploit different looks from defenses. Kenny Still should see an uptick in production this season as well, both quarterbacks have bigger arms than Ryan Tannehill.
For all the talent there are still questions. QB is one of them but so is DeVante Parker who has excelled in camps but has faded when it mattered. The offensive lines ability to block and pass protect and of course the balance with the running game. Add a first time OC in O’Shea and things won’t look right for a while but there is potential within this unit and it could give the Dolphins and their fans a bit of home in 2019.