5 Jets players the Miami Dolphins need to account for on Sunday

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Quinnen Williams Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Dolphins offensive line will be tested once again up front by tough interior defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.

The 2019 number three overall draft pick has had a pretty good career thus far in New York. In his career, he has 150 combined tackles, 38 quarterback hits, and 18 sacks.

On Sunday, the Dolphins will need to keep him from disrupting Teddy Bridgewater and keep him out of the throwing lane. He is going to test the Dolphins’ ability, or thus far inability to run the ball. Williams has a lot of talent and physicality. He doesn’t make a lot of mistakes and this week he will give Miami’s guards a big test.

Williams will also slide out to the defensive end in the same way Zach Sieler and Christian Wilkins will slide out and run from a four-point. Williams can work the gaps well. He can play both sides of the line having played on the right side his first two years and the left side last year.

In his four games so far in 2022, he has 2.5 sacks and 14 tackles. Defensively, upfront, he will be the biggest challenge for the Dolphins’ offensive line.

The best receiver on the Jets right now is Elijah Moore and the Miami Dolphins’ best defense is getting to Zach Wilson.

Elijah Moore is in his second NFL season after being drafted by the Jets in the 2nd round of the 2021 draft. In his four games thus far in 2022, Moore has 15 receptions averaging around 45-50 yards per game. He has yet to catch more than five passes and has not gone over 53 yards in a single game.

With Howard potentially out, Moore will likely find a favorable matchup and could be a key this week for the Jets offense. Moore has a lot of talent and a good speed and size combination and like most young wide receivers, is still trying to find his footing as he transitions from college to the NFL.

Moore is on the field a lot. Last week he took 90% of the offensive snaps and 94% the week before. He will test Kader Kohou or whoever the corner that lines up with him.

Overall, the Jets receiving group is solid if young. Corey Davis will line up with Wilson and Moore. So far Baylor WR Denzel Mims who requested a trade in the lead-up to week one hasn’t been moved and has been inactive for the the first three games. It will be interesting if he gets a shot at Miami.

Mims isn’t the problem, the combination of Wilson, Davis, and Moore is. The trio is going to be good in the NFL if the Jets can get their offense clicking but this week, they will be the challenge to the Dolphins secondary.