Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman
Similar to Boyd and Valdez-Scantling, Hardman would fill a void for the Miami Dolphins that they were missing this season. The biggest issue with Hardman is that he dealt with his own serious of inconsistency this past season, and really for his career.
The former second-round pick out of Georgia has a career yards per catch average of 14.2 including a rookie season that had an average yards per catch of 20.7. Unlike Valdez-Scantling, Hardman had 59 catches on the season and nearly 700 yards on the season.
Hardman’s main weapon is his speed, something the Kansas City Chiefs already have with Tyreek Hill. He saw his highest target and reception total this season, but it was a result of Hill and Travis Kelce missing games with injuries or with COVID.
In the Chiefs’ dominant win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round, Hardman had 4 catches for 43 yards off 4 targets. Hardman also returned 3 punts for 70 yards.
The Dolphins could use Hardman as both a wideout and as a dangerous returner. However, he will have a year left on his deal before he’s a free agent so Miami would have to deal for him.