What can we expect from the Miami Dolphins receiving core this season? Here are three bold predictions before the start of training camp.
The Miami Dolphins went out and bolstered the roster of a team that finished 10-6 last season, and the upgrade may be most apparent at the wide receiver position.
Due to injuries and a lack of depth in 2020, Miami struggled to put respectable targets around first-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The result was a condensed offensive attack that was methodical though nonexplosive, and the front office went out and addressed the issue during the off season. The Dolphins added a veteran deep threat in Will Fuller, as well as one of the top picks in the most recent draft in Jaylen Waddle.
So what can we expect from a unit that could become the best one in the division if everyone plays up to their strengths? Here are three bold predictions for the Miami Dolphins receivers for the upcoming season:
Prediction 1: Will Fuller leads the team in receiving yards
After making a name for himself as the deep ball threat for Deshaun Watson and the Texans, Will Fuller joined the Dolphins this off season in hopes of filling that same role for Miami. He will immediately be Tua Tagovailoa’s go-to deep threat, as ranked 6th last season in yards per reception (16.6) as well as 10th in yards per game (79.9).
While he likely won’t lead the team in catches or targets, we’re predicting that Fuller leads all Dolphins wide receivers in total yards. He has the innate ability to take the top off of the defense with his blazing speed, and could find himself open often after Miami lulls the defense to sleep with dinks and dunks. He will indeed be serving a one-game suspension to open the season, and he has missed five or more games in 4 of his 5 NFL seasons, which makes our prediction about Fuller all-the-more bold.