Tag: Ja’Wuan James

Which Dolphins rookies will stand out in Preseason Game #1?

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

Twenty five rookies could debut in a Dolphins uniform against the Atlanta Falcons and it is a surprisingly deep group.  Roughly fifteen players out of this group could reasonably make the final 53 man roster or 8 man practice squad.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Here are the guys I am most excited to see tonight as I expect each one to make the final 53 man roster and earn playing time in 2014:

#14 Jarvis Landry, WR Louisiana State
The second round pick is the early favorite for Dolphins rookie of the year.  All reports are that he looks like a seasoned vet and very much in the battle for the starting slot receiver position.

#72 Ja’Wuan James, OT, Tennessee
The first round pick is your starting right tackle for better or worse, he has no real competition in camp.  He was drafted because he projects well as a blocker in the running and passing game.

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Ja’Wuan James could be special for Dolphins

 

By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter)

I must admit that selecting a right tackle at number 19 was one of my least favorite ideas, but the Miami Dolphins reached for one that has Pro Bowl potential at two spots.

That is the value I see in the James pick.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

As a rookie he projects as a starter and I expect him to be better than both Tyson Clabo and Jon Martin were in the past two seasons.

However, what excites me about the pick is that he has all of the ability to become great at the position and possibly become just as good on the left side by the time Branden Albert retires.

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