Author Archives: Jacob Berkowitz

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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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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Addition Evaluation: Grading All of the Dolphins’ Week 1 Free Agency Moves

While the Miami Dolphins haven’t made any “splash” signings since the league year started last week, don’t make any claims that they haven’t been active. The team has addressed a number of concerns ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft, and they have done an admirable job keeping their best talent in South Beach. Between trading for two players that fill

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Man in the Middle: How Will Lawrence Timmons Elevate the Dolphins’ Defense?

On Friday, the Miami Dolphins made the wise decision to address their talent-starved linebacker corps by signing 10-year Steelers standout Lawrence Timmons to a two-year, $12 million contract. While the 30-year-old linebacker is not the freak athlete he used to be, he still represents a major upgrade over every linebacker not named Kiko Alonso. While Timmons’ exact role is to

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Changing of the Guard: Scouting Kevin Zeitler as a Free Agent Fit for Miami

The Dolphins’ decision to trade Branden Albert was definitely a smart one. Moving on from the injury prone veteran and his bloated contract (due almost $9 million this year) in exchange for a talented tight end in Julius Thomas addressed an important need ahead of the 2017 NFL season. Additionally, the coaching staff can now prepare rookie standout Laremy Tunsil

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