This is one of those moves I alluded to earlier, when saying Miami can add a few unique talents that are flying under the radar, and make the defense go from really good, too elite.
The first move I wanted was Foye Oluokun, just because size, speed, and strength like that does not come around at 26 years old and cheap very often. However, there is a fit that might be even better for the scheme in Miami.
Miami can go out and snag Alexander Johnson from Denver. He is a middle linebacker with a season grade of 81, according to PFF. He is ranked as PFF‘s third best linebacker in free agency behind only Bobby Wagner and De’Vondre Campbell.
If the Dolphins go out and make this move, it allows them to use Jerome Baker in more blitz packages where he began to excel later in the year. While it is not the best thing he does, Johnson is a much more feasible option in coverage than Elandon Roberts.
The one other thing the Miami Dolphins could not seem to do last year at times was shut down the run past the line of scrimmage. That stops right here.
Johnson is one of the best run stopping linebackers this free agency class has to offer. Being 6’2 245 does not hurt either. Johnson lays the boom, needless to say.