By: Tanner Elliott
One of the more interesting names heading into camp is Wilson. Will he be on the roster? Can he return to his 2018 form? The answer to both of these questions is yes, and if Wilson performs well in training camp he has the ability to carve out a nice role for himself. Wilson has the explosiveness and YAC ability that this offense desperately needs and would be a great guy to go to when we run RPOs. If Wilson cna develop a good chemistry with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during training camp, then he will turn some heads early in the year.
Igbinoghene had an up and down rookie season. He had some good moments (against Jacksonville) and some bad moments (against Buffalo week two). This was expected from Igbinoghene as he was seen as a raw prospect with a ton of athletic ability and upside who would need time to adjust to the NFL. During the offseason he has been training with Xavien Howard in hopes to improve his technique. Not only has he been training with the other defensive backs, but rocked some awesome sunglasses during OTAs. It will be interesting to see if Igbinoghene flashes some of the potential the Dolphins coaching staff sees during training camp and preseason.
Ahmed was a pleasant surprise when he was thrown into the fire last season. When Myles Gaskin went down and Ahmed came in, many Dolphins fans were worried that Miami’s run game would be nonexistent. In the four games Ahmed started in, he had 62 carries, 252 yards and two touchdowns. He showed flashes of potential and averaged 4.25 yards per carry on his 75 carries through the season. With Gaskin being the all purpose back, Ahmed can carve out a nice role for himself due to his speed. It will be interesting to see if Ahmed starts to take some carries from Gaskin due to that.
Some fans may not remember Biegel as he missed all of the 2020-2021 season with a torn Achilles. However, when we acquired him by a trade with the New Orleans Saints, Biegel was one of the few bright spots on the 2019-2020 team. With the addition of Jaelan Phillips, Biegel may not run with the first team as much as he would like, but I expect Brian Flores to rotate pass rushers frequently in season. This could mean that Biegel could be put in positions to excel in the limited action he gets such as Andrew Van Ginkel did last year.
During his rookie season, Jones was thrown into the fire and exceeded the expectations of many Dolphins fans. Now with Bobby McCain gone, Jones has the opportunity to plan an even bigger role this year. Jones showed he has the ability to stop the run and play the pass so he can line up anywhere Flores puts him. The addition of Javon Holland should not tamper with his playing time, and expect to see both players on the field at the same time frequently.