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The Miami Dolphins are a little over a week away from engaging in the most prominent scouting event of the 2021 offseason — the Senior Bowl. With the coronavirus pandemic threatening much of the status quo in the NFL Draft process, the Senior Bowl will continue on as usual. Just with some socially distanced modifications and plenty of COVID-19 protocols for the health and safety of all involved.
And throughout the course of the next week, the Senior Bowl, courtesy of Director Jim Nagy, will be unveiling which players are partaking in the event for which team; either the Dolphins or the Carolina Panthers.
Today, the wide receivers were revealed. Here’s who Miami will be coaching throughout the week for three days of practice and then the game itself at the end of the week at perhaps the team’s most pressing need.
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) January 17, 2021
This group offers plenty of intrigue for the Dolphins. The biggest name of the bunch may be Michigan receiver Nico Collins, who opted out of the 2020 college season but reportedly has run mid to low 4.4s in the 40-yard dash at 6-foot-4. His production at college was greatly hindered by some erratic quarterback play — and the hope is that with more consistent passing around him, he’ll be able to secure many more of the vertical shots he’s been targeted with at Ann Arbor. Think Preston Williams but more explosive.
Another name of interest is Tylan Wallace of Oklahoma State, who leaves the Cowboys program with 3,434 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns — his play peaked in 2018 with a 1,400 yard season but nevertheless he’s averaged nearly 17 yards per reception for his career.
If Miami is looking for some speed, D’wayne Eskridge of Western Michigan is one to note. He’s been reported to run 4.33s in the 40-yard dash and he’s electric with the football in his hands — which is a major need for Miami.