Following the Tyreek Hill trade in March, the Dolphins remaining 4 draft picks was the fewest variety of picks and lowest value when it comes to total draft capital within the NFL.
However the rookie class – each drafted and undrafted – have made quite a big impact in the primary two contests.
Against the Raiders, wide receiver Erik Ezukanma hauled in six catches for 114 receiving yards on nine targets. It wasn’t just the stats – Ezukanma showed the identical strength, competitive nature, balance, and run after the catch that popped off the tape when he was at Texas Tech.
“Coach (Welker) preaches that you may have never arrived,” Ezukanma said. “You mostly must go to work on daily basis. In the course of the sport actually, I used to be type of messing up slightly bit early on, and he told us, ‘You are here to take a grown man’s job.’ That actually resonated with me. I went back on the market and just did all the pieces I could to make plays when the ball got here my way.”
Quarterback Skylar Thompson accomplished nine of his 10 pass attempts for 129 yards and touchdown – good for a 152.1 passer rating. On the preseason, the nimble, strong-armed rookie has 347 passing yards (26 more on the bottom) two touchdowns and a 121.3 passer rating.
“He just gets higher on daily basis,” McDaniel said of Thompson. This game the operation was higher. And he’s beginning to make plays that when one or two aren’t there, feeling the concept. And like that touchdown they threw to ‘Z. White’ on the left-hand side, that is something that Skylar doesn’t make firstly of preseason.”
Defensive tackle Ben Stille continued his strong August with a sack. Wide receiver Braylon Sanders looked the part with three catches for 40 yards while running back ZaQuandre White found the top zone on his reception. Linebacker Channing Tindall flashed in each phases while his positional contemporary, Cameron Goode, continues to make plays off the sting. Cornerback Kader Kohou showed the athleticism and ball skills that now we have seen in flashes throughout camp.