No, I am not adding Braxton Berrios to this list because Wes Welker is now the receiver’s coach. I’ve had my eye on Berrios for a while now. It just so happens that Berrios, one could say, plays a similar type of game as Welker. Pretty sure that’s the only comparison you can make with that.
Berrios didn’t have an eye-popping season with the Jets or anything like that. But I’ve watched Jets games in the past and I always came away thinking that if they had an accurate QB that Braxton Berrios can catch a ton of balls, many for first downs. That’s my vision for Berrios.
Jaylen Waddle tied for 6th in the league for 1st down catches on 3rd down. I’m not saying that should change or that teams will always be able to stop it. Teams know where the Dolphins want to go on 3rd and short. My point is it be very useful to have another guy that navigates the slot position that Tua can rely on to pick up 3rd and shorts. Berrios can do that. He runs a 4.4 so he absolutely can play games with linebackers that picked the short straw and have to cover him and nickel backs who think they can stay in front of him as he fakes them out of their pads.
He also adds an element in the return game that should appeal to everybody. We don’t want Waddle back there doing it and Berrios has experience doing it. He had a 103-yard return last year.
He also has the grit to him that I enjoy. He’s a guy who isn’t that big but he will throw all of his 190LBs into you if he has to. I just ultimately think this guy can catch a lot of balls in the Mike McDaniel high% themed passing attack I think we’re going to see.