5 Miami Dolphins Who Stood Out In Week 2 Of The Preseason

By Tyler McMullen

Miami Dolphins Preseason 2014: 5 Players Who Stood Out in Week 2

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The Miami Dolphins found out what they have on their roster in a 20-14 preseason win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Miami looked very good offensively and quite sound defensively, but it was the play of these five players that propelled Miami to their first win of the preseason.

5. RB Damien Williams

RB Damien Williams
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5. RB Damien Williams

RB Damien Williams
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Williams has looked solid thus far through training camp and two games of preseason action. The undrafted rookie free agent is looking like a legitimate contender for one the final spots on Miami's 53-man roster. Williams ran the ball well on 11 carries, picking up 20 yards and one TD working against the first- and second-string defense of Tampa Bay. Williams may mean trouble for former "bruiser" Daniel Thomas.

4. WR Jarvis Landry

WR Jarvis Landry
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4. WR Jarvis Landry

WR Jarvis Landry
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Landry has looked like Miami's best draft selection thus far, and certainly looks like he is going to play a pivotal role for Miami's offense this season. The former LSU standout has looked electric while catching the football, and has looked dynamic at times as a returner. Landry hauled in one reception from QB Ryan Tannehill for 26 yards and had a nice 25-yard kickoff return. Landry looks like a great offseason pickup.

3. QB Matt Moore

QB Matt Moore
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3. QB Matt Moore

QB Matt Moore
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Yes, I was impressed with the play of Ryan Tannehill, but Moore was even more impressive at the backup during his first action of the preseason. He connected on 13 of his 19 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown. After Miami went out and signed former first-round pick Brady Quinn, many began to question whether or not Moore would remain with the team. Well, he answered those questions on Saturday night.

2. WR Rishard Matthews

WR Rishard Matthews
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2. WR Rishard Matthews

WR Rishard Matthews
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Matthews was looked at as a receiver who could quite possibly be axed this season due to the depth Miami currently has at receiver, but that did not last too long. Matthews has been Miami's standout player thus far at training camp, and has been one of the best receivers for the Dolphins through two preseason games. He collected three receptions for 43 yards, including a beautiful nine-yard TD pass from Matt Moore.

1. MLB Koa Misi

MLB Koa Misi
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1. MLB Koa Misi

MLB Koa Misi
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Misi may have been Miami's best defender on Saturday, though he did not play too long. His offseason position switch from strong side linebacker to middle linebacker may have been one of the best offseason moves that Miami made. Misi collected six total tackles in limited action Saturday night. The former outside linebacker looked fast, physical and was flying to the football. I have been quite impressed with Misi's play thus far.

Tyler McMullen is a Miami Dolphins writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter and “like” him on Facebook, and add him to your Google network.

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