Jakeem Grant is having a special year for the Miami Dolphins.
Jakeem Grant may not be as impressive as a receiver, but when he gets the ball in his hands on a punt return, he can be electric. This year, he should get consideration to represent the Dolphins as a special teams returner.
Grant currently is ranked fourth in the NFL in punt return average with 13.9 yards per return. The returners above him have between 21.2 and 16.2 return yards, but there is a catch, Grant has returned 23 punts and none of the top three have returned more than six.
Take away the yards per return metric, and Grant is the number one returner in the NFL. He leads the league in returns with 23, leads the league in return yardage with 319, and has one return touchdown, one of only two players that have done so this year.
Grant should receive a lot of consideration but his downfall may be that he isn’t leading any categories in the kick-return game. That typically isn’t a big deal and it shouldn’t be this year. Grant has done an amazing job this season and still has plenty of time to add to his totals before the voting for the Pro Bowl ends.