The San Francisco 49ers to the Miami Dolphins pipeline is in full flux and Trent Sherfield got to slide down it.
I think Trent Sherfield is making this team. I really do. From everything I’ve read, he’s been one of the better receivers after Hill. Waddle, Wilson, and Eazy-E. I think with a solid performance this week, he can cement himself as one of the last receivers to make the club.
The circumstances that are working in his favor other than playing well so far in training camp is that he’s obviously very familiar with the kind of system that Mike McDaniel is installing and that he is primed to be the Miami Dolphin’s special teams ace. Basically, he is filling the Mack Hollins role.
I feel like every team needs that special teams player who does a bunch of things in that part of the game and slowly gets worked into the offense. Then one day you see them catching passes in a game and you’re like “didn’t know he can do that.” That can be Trent Sherfield.
Now, if Trent Sherfield starts to get asked to be the Dolphin’s #3 or #2 receiver like Hollins was last year then something tragic happened. But if he catches a handful of passes here and there, I’m good with that.
That starts this week. I feel Sherfield needs to show that he’s slightly more than a special teams guy and that he can actually be called on to run routes and catch the ball if need be.
That familiarity with McDaniel’s system gives him a solid leg up on others that he’s competing with. I expect him to impress a little bit on offense and that will ultimately make him a member of the 53-man roster.