3. Raekwon Davis
One of the most promising young players on the Dolphins roster is second-year defensive lineman Raekwon Davis.
Davis was a three-time All-SEC selection during his four years at Alabama, and Miami thought highly enough of him to select him with the 56th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. It was clear from early on that the front office and coaching staffs were more than satisfied with the pick, as evidenced by coach Brian Flores’ almost maniacal hand-rubbing gesture that he made in front of the cameras the moment Davis was selected.
It didn’t take long for the big man to make it happen on the field, either. After playing 29 percent of the defensive snaps over the first five games of his rookie season, Davis was up to 71.6 percent for the final five. He will enter the 2021 season as the starting nose tackle and a chance to be the most impactful player on Miami’s defensive line.
He is paid a higher salary than all but one of the other players on this list, but few others have the potential for a big impact like Davis has. He will make just $1.4 million this season as he is still on his rookie contract, and he could end up being one of the defensive line bargains in the league if he continues his upward trajectory. A high-impact player on a low-impact contract can be one of the main factors that goes in to winning a Super Bowl, which is why Raekwon Davis has one of the most valuable contracts on the team.