By: Jason Sarney
Breaking down the crowded and talented Miami cornerback group, this episode will focus on 2nd year UDFA, Nik Needham.
Needham played in 12 games and was the only undrafted cornerback in NFL history to record 50+ tackles, a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble in his rookie year.
Needham finished his rookie season as a starting corner and had a pair of interceptions and 11 passed defended on the season.
He is a sure tackler who finishes the play, and an absolute ball hawk.
The competition and drive to earn snaps will only help the UTEP record holder in passes defended, as the sophomore Dolphin plays with passion, purpose and pride, with a little bit of a chip on those shoulder pads.
The Miami Dolphins have a terrific problem, with potential four lock-down cornerbacks on their roster in Needham, Xavien Howard, Byron Jones and rookie Noah Igbinoghene.
A group of mini-islands in South Florida that I like to call, The Florida Keys.
Make no mistake, Nik Needham is a big part of this team’s future.
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