As bad as the Jets have been this season, their defensive line has definitely shown some promise and might be a unit to build around for the future of this franchise.
Franklin-Myers is one of those players who has really blossomed this year. After starting his career in Los Angeles, Franklin-Myers joined the Jets last season and racked up 3 sacks for the team. As of now, he has 6 sacks, tying Williams with the team lead (stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com). He has shown to be a disruptive pass rusher and a good, young peice for this team.
A lot of the analysis on this one is similar to Williams: the Dolphins need to account for where Franklin-Myers is at all times and, potentially, use a double team to keep him controlled. When forced to engage him one-on-one, Miami’s linemen need to win their battles and keep him from getting in the backfield.
The good news from all of the COVID chaos is that Duke Johnson, who is not the greatest running back ever, has done a decent job in pass protection over his career, which could help the Dolphins offense when he acts as another blocker.
Franklin-Myers could do some damage to the passing game and his quick step could force Tua into making some errant throws that could result in turnovers. Miami will need to keep an eye on him to make sure that doesn’t happen. If they can slow Franklin-Myers down, Miami should win this won easily.