Feleipe Franks has a strong arm, but that might not be enough for Miami Dolphins fans to keep an eye on him
Franks transferred from Florida after his junior season after losing his job to Kyle Trask, who is also in this draft class.
In Franks sophomore season, his only as the Gators full time quarterback, he had a good season, but it’s clear that Trask might be a tad more talented. Fast forward to Franks senior year and there are a lot of question marks.
This season the Razorbacks quarterback was okay. He threw for 2107 yards and 17 touchdowns, but the team lost 6 of 9 games including an embarrassing 49 point loss to Alabama. Franks threw for only 90 yards and was sacked 7 times ending the days with 13 rushes for -25 yards.
Now does the blame go to Franks or to the Arkansas team? Truth is I haven’t watched enough Arkansas games to decide that, but the defense allowed 42 points per loss.
Do we also think Trask is just THAT much better than Franks, seeing as the team took such a huge jump with Trask at the helm? I also am unsure about that, in my mind this year Florida team had it’s best offensive skill group that it has had in a long while. Trask did play great, but I am also not totally sold on him.
Franks does have a cannon for an arm, but for some players this does more harm than good and seeing how the Dolphins offense was built last year, it will change this year, a cannon for an arm doesn’t fit.
Similar to Book, I don’t see Franks being the right choice at backup, especially since he left Florida without much of a fight. The Dolphins are looking for hard workers who will push each other and I’m sure Franks will have that mindset, but he will have a lot to prove to Flores and Co. at the Senior Bowl.