The Miami Dolphins rookies have been heralded as one of the top classes in this year’s NFL Draft but that doesn’t mean they won’t have growing pains.
Not every player that gets drafted in the NFL will find themselves going to the Pro Bowl their rookie season. It is in actuality, rare for an incoming rookie to get a nod for the game and even rarer to end up on an All-Pro list that isn’t set aside for rookies.
That also doesn’t mean that a rookie has a bad season when they don’t get post-season awards. This year the Dolphins are hoping to get a lot of production from their draft class but while the selections appear on paper to be very good, each will have their own share of rookie curveballs that will at times make them look lost.
It is on the coaching staff to make the transition easier but even good coaching can take a backseat to the flow, speed, and pressure of an NFL game. The Dolphins have seven draft picks this year and of those seven, at least three are expected to make an impact on the Dolphins roster in 2021. While we know what their talents are and what we expect from them, what might give them trouble in their rookie season? Here is a look at what each rookie will have to deal with early in their NFL career.