Miami Dolphins: 5 things to love from first week of training camp

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Miami Dolphins training camp positive #4: Igbinoghene reps

Another player who will benefit from going up against the elite group of wide receivers is Noah Igbinoghene, though the reason to love that is different from the one with Xavien Howard.

The Dolphins have one of the strongest cornerback tandems in the NFL in Howard and Byron Jones, though the position is top-heavy. The depth for Miami behind them can be a cause for concern, especially given that Igbinoghene has not panned out the way that the team had hoped when they selected him in the first round of the 2020 Draft.

But the struggling youngster could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Hill’s presence. With Jones beginning training camp on the physically unable to perform list, Igbinoghene has been getting increased reps with the first team defense and against the speedy wide receiver group.

This isn’t as much of an “iron sharpens iron” situation as Hill vs. Howard, and Igbinoghene needs all the practice time he can get. But if Hill, Waddle, and company are able to get the best out of him during training camp, then the Dolphins may be able to salvage his career. 2022 will be a make-or-break year for Igbo.