The Miami Dolphins needed to upgrade their wide receivers unit but instead they blew it up.
If there was a position on the Dolphins roster that needed a good quality upgrade, WR was it. Miami was banking on injury prone receivers and Jaylen Waddle. Miami needed a legit outside threat to take pressure off Waddle and DeVante Parker. Instead, Miami tore off the top of the position and practically blew it up.
DeVante Parker’s trade to the Patriots was more surprising due to the destination rather than the the trade itself. Miami had been working on a trade since before FA started.
Miami added Cedrick Wilson, Jr. early in free agency. Wilson was saddled behind receivers in Dallas but should see extensive playing time in Miami and will be a clear number three receiver with Miami. River Cracraft adds special teams play and receiver ability as well as more speed from Trent Sherfield but let’s be honest, none of these are what makes Miami’s off-season impressive.
The trade for Tyreek Hill blew the NFL up. It was not seen coming. When it was made public that Hill was on the market, the Jets were the leading destination but as Hill would laugh and say, “they were never in consideration”. Miami got the fastest receiver in the NFL and a top number one wide out to go with Wilson and Jaylen Waddle.
- Free agency grade A+
- Improved roster: Yes – Hill makes the unit 100% better but even without him, the Dolphins still made quality moves at the position to try and get better.