Ranking Every Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Heading into 2022

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#5: Lynn Bowden

Similar to Ezukanma, Lynn Bowden has a unique skill set. The former Kentucky quarterback can throw passes, take handoffs out of the backfield, and catch passes downfield.

Many forget that Bowden was a 3rd round pick back in 2020 by the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s a very talented player who had 1,816 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns as a Junior.

Things just haven’t worked out for Bowden so far in the league. The Raiders originally drafted him as a running back in 2020, and after their relationship soured in Training Camp, Mike Mayock sent Bowden and a 6th round pick to the Miami Dolphins for a 4th rounder.

Bowden then got to Miami a bit behind all of the other wide receivers on the team which made him miss several weeks to open the season as he began learning the playbook.

Once he finally got some game action, the talent we saw at Kentucky was on full display. Several plays for the Dolphins down the stretch of the 2020 season Bowden made 4-5 defenders miss before picking up the first down.

He was one of the most intriguing players for the Dolphins heading into the 2021 season until he severely hurt his hamstring in the off-season ending his season before it even began. Bowden’s injury would not have kept him out all season, but Chris Grier & Brian Flores thought stashing him on the injured reserve list instead of “wasting” an active roster spot on him was the decision to go.

We know now that was not the right decision, but we’ll see if Bowden can make things happen in a stacked receiving room.