Miami Dolphins: What would Lynn Bowden Jr.’s role be?
If Bowden does indeed make the active roster, he obviously won’t be one of the main targets or weapons for the offense. The team is littered with playmakers from the top down, both at the wide receiver and running back positions. But Bowden possesses the particular skill set that could allow him to be something of a secret weapon, moving quietly being the giants.
Bowden would probably only average 2 or 3 touches per game, but that could be all that Miami needs. If the Dolphins come out for a 3rd and 6 in a four-receiver set, you can imagine how many eyes will be on Hill, Waddle, Gesicki, and the like. Bowden can be the reliable, familiar target underneath that picks up the 8-yard gain while the defense stretches against the post patterns and deep threats.
While what he brings to the offense is vastly different, Bowden could be in line with Raheem Mostert as far as overlooked weapons who could prove valuable because of that status. Bowden was once reliable as one of the top options when Miami was devoid of talent on the offensive side of the ball, and he could perform similarly under far less pressure and defensive eyes in 2022.