The Miami Dolphins continue to add depth to the roster and are still scooping guys with potential for upside. Their newest acquisition is cornerback Zack Bowman, a seven-year veteran who spent his first six years as a Chicago Bear before spending a year with the New York Giants.
Bowman, a 6'1" 196 pound veteran, is currently 30 years of age and is known around the league as an excellent special teams player, but here in Miami, Bowman will be expected to compete for a starting position in camp against third-year corner Jamar Taylor.
Bowman does have a significant amount of starting experience, having started 28 games in his career with 23 of them taking place during his time in Chicago. In his 89 total games played, Bowman has managed to accumulate 176 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries, and 12 interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
The initial reaction of many fans is that Bowman will be the starter opposite Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes come opening day, as Jamar Taylor has not shown enough talent or durability to be counted on. However, Bowman does come with a rather significant concern. A lot of people have stated that he struggles to make tackles, a common complaint during the time that now Chargers safety Jimmy Wilson was in aqua and orange.
If Jamar Taylor does in fact win the starting job (which this writer fully believes he will), Bowman then becomes an excellent depth signing to a secondary that everyone was wondering where the depth would come from. Should Bowman win the job from Taylor, he will have a unique opportunity to prove that he's worthy of a multi-year deal as a starter in the NFL, and this could be considered a one-year prove-it deal. I have no doubt Bowman will enter camp with the full intention of beating out Taylor.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @FLSportDebater
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