The needs for the Miami Dolphins at wide-receiver are well known.
There is no question that the Miami Dolphins need to upgrade their wide receivers but will they go the free agent route, the draft route, or will they assume that the return of two key players will be enough?
Last offseason, Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson both opted to remain out of the 2020 season taking the leagues COVID opt-out agreement. Both will remain under the same contract as they would have played under in 2020. The Dolphins could bring both of them back or release them and save the cap space. Miami hasn’t given any inclination on what they plan to do but if they opt to bring both of them back, it’s unlikely they plan to add more than one other receiver.
This year there are plenty of options at the position. It is not fully clear what the plans are for other teams and their own impending free agents but these players will receive a lot of attention if they hit the market and there should be plenty of speculation from the fanbase and media in the lead up to the start of the league new year.
Allen Robinson – Robinson is already one of the players that Miami fans mention on social media almost daily. He will not be cheap but he is consistently good with bad quarterbacks. He is still only 28 years old. Robinson would be a nice addition to compliment Devante Parker but he may be a little too expensive even for the Dolphins and their cap space.
Chris Godwin – There is a growing belief that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to tag Godwin. That may end up being the case. This kid is really good and getting better. At 25 years old, he has a lot of football in front of him. Consistent with good hands, Godwin is probably a far better option than Robinson.
Nelson Agholor – The former Philadelphia Eagle found a home with the Las Vegas Raiders and now the question is whether or not Jon Gruden will let him hit free agency. Many believe he will remain with the Raiders. Agholor had a good 2020 but he hasn’t been as consistent over his career.
JuJu Smith-Schuster – There is a draw to this big Steelers slot receiver because he has a lot of talent. He is fast and runs crisp routes but there are flags in his game. He doesn’t always play to 100% and he has shown a propensity at times to make foolish mistakes, like dancing on an opponents logo. Smith-Schuster is going to want a big payday but he may not be worth the price.
Curtis Samuel – Samuel is still developing and is only 25. He hasn’t been graced with a lot of talent at QB in Carolina and a change of scenery could do him well.
Will Fuller – Fuller is going to get a lot of attention on the market and many believe that he will land with the Packers after a failed trade attempt at the deadline last year.