The 3 most overrated players on the 2022 Miami Dolphins roster

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#2: Elandon Roberts

The Miami Dolphins signed Elandon Roberts from the New England Patriots back in the 2020 off-season. Many believed Roberts was primarily going to play a special teams role when originally signed, but due to the lack of linebacker talent on the Dolphins’ roster, Roberts quickly moved up the ranks.

He started 11 games for Miami in 2020, producing 61 tackles, 1 FF, and 1.5 sacks, before suffering a severe knee injury.

The Dolphins then brought Roberts back on another small deal the following off-season, and Roberts again started 15 games for the Dolphins, racking up 83 tackles, 2 FF, and 1 sack.

In a vacuum, those numbers don’t look that bad, but using numbers to assess the impact, or lack thereof, for a linebacker, wouldn’t exactly be a good idea.

Now to give Roberts a little prop, he’s due for one absolutely crushing hit a game, where he properly diagnoses the run, shoots the gap, and lays the wood on a player in the backfield. When it happens, I’m fired up, but then I watch the next 10 plays where Roberts is out of position and misses a tackle, or gets targeted in the passing game and allows an easy first down, and then I want Roberts out of the game.

I think Roberts could excel in a very limited rotational role for the Dolphins, but he simply cannot be asked to play 600 snaps in a single season like he did last year.

I’d like to assume Chris Grier & Mike McDaniel agree with me as their first pick in this year’s draft was a new MLB, Channing Tindall, but who knows what role Tindall will be put into as a rookie.

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All I know is Elandon Roberts was ranked as the 78th best linebacker out of 87 in the league according to PFF, and he must be replaced or this defense won’t be able to take that next step.