Miami Dolphins training camp 2 weeks in: 4 sneaky risers

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The Miami Dolphins, potentially, weakest position group needs to be better. Duke Riley is raising his game and looking to make that position group better.

The Miami Dolphins have a very unheralded middle linebacker core. You know what you’re getting from Jerome Baker, which is solidish play while also having too many games where you don’t even know he’s out there.

Elandon Roberts is a decent thumper and usually shows up making a big-time stuffing the run play every few weeks but is often just sort of there.

Rookie Channing Tindall has had a nice camp so far and has shown multiple times why he is one of the fastest linebackers in Madden. The guy has very good range.

Overall, it’s a weak unit. But Duke Riley has been making plays all camp and people are noticing that he is much better than last year’s version who played sparingly.

I thought Duke Riley was built like an Elandon Roberts type of player but everything coming out of the Miami Dolphin’s training camp is that Riley’s range has vastly improved. If he can be that combination of run-stuffing old-school type linebacker who can also cover backs from time to time, that would be fantastic. The Dolphins are in need of a player like that.

We’ll know how he looks against another team in the next few weeks, like everyone else on this list, but I’m excited it see what Duke can bring to the team.