Author Archives: Jacob Berkowitz

Winners and Losers: Eight Dolphins Players Significantly Affected by the 2017 Draft

While the draft is exciting for prospects, coaches, scouts, and fans alike it is important to recognize that there are players whose lives became harder as a result of the 2017 NFL Draft. In regard to the Dolphins’ draft selections, there weren’t any that gave me much indication of being anyone’s specific replacement, but I’d be remiss not to speculate

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Recapping Late Rounds: Did the Dolphins Strike Gold With Any Day 3 Steals?

After addressing some of the roster’s most significant needs in the first three rounds, the Dolphins did well to work on some of their remaining roster holes with their two 5th round picks, their 6th round pick, and their 7th round pick. While these late round diamonds in the rough have an uphill battle to carve themselves out a role,

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Taking Tankersley: Meeting Miami Dolphins’ 3rd Round Cornerback Cordrea Tankersley

Dolphins fans and analysts alike have been criticizing Miami’s sieve-like defense for the better part of the last two seasons. It appears that someone in the front office has been listening. The team ascertained the services of pass-rusher Charles Harris and linebacker Raekwon McMillan in the first and second rounds of the draft respectively. Then, the team opted to address

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Pass Rush Remedy: Scouting Dolphins’ No. 22 Pick Charles Harris

Coming into the 2017 NFL Draft, one of Miami’s most important missions was to find its premiere pass-rusher of the future. It appears they’ve found their man. With the 22nd pick in the draft, the Miami Dolphins passed over a number of other talented youngsters in order to claim the services of Missouri’s Charles Harris. The team even reportedly declined

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Championship Contemplation: Can the Dolphins Win a Super Bowl with Ryan Tannehill?

I would like to preface this by saying that I am not a “Tannehill hater.” He has put in a lot of blood, sweat, and more blood (in his urine to be precise) for the Miami Dolphins organization. He has been under intense scrutiny since day one and has not had the luxury of competent coaching until very recently. However,

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Safety Status: How Much Will Nate Allen and T.J. McDonald Contribute for the Dolphins?

Going into the offseason, depth in the secondary (particularly at safety) was one of the Miami Dolphins’ biggest question marks. Knowing this, the front office wisely extended star safety Reshad Jones’ contract and brought in veterans Nate Allen and T.J. McDonald to replace the injured Isa Abdul-Quddus. Locking up Reshad Jones’ starting spot in the long-term and having competition at

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Bargain Bin: Five Potential Free Agent Bargains for the Miami Dolphins

At this stage in the offseason, teams will be accruing low cost veterans to round out their depth charts before the draft. While most signings tend not to be particularly noteworthy or impactful by the time the regular season starts, there are always diamonds in the rough that surprise everyone. These late free agent signings that far outperform their inexpensive

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