By Tyler McMullen @Direct_Snap on August 20, 2014
Miami Dolphins fans all know that Brent Grimes, Cameron Wake and Brandon Fields will likely receive a Pro Bowl nod in 2014, but here are five other names that may receive a nod that fans outside of Miami may not recognize at the moment.
Surprisingly enough, James has actually looked incredibly good thus far through two preseason games for Miami and looks to be an immediate stud at right tackle for the team during his rookie season. James has been rock solid against pass rushers and his run blocking is coming around. Working against Pro Bowl DE Cameron Wake in practice everyday surely helps. James has a legitimate future at left tackle for Miami down the road.
Clay was one of Miami's best offensive weapons in the Mike Sherman-led offense in 2013 and returns to become an even more important contributor in 2014 under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Clay is a legitimate mismatch no matter where he lines up and can be used in numerous ways at numerous positions. Clay could be in line for another fantastic season and could potentially eclipse 1,000 yards receiving. Big Play Clay is here to stay.
Vernon had somewhat of a breakout season in 2013 collecting 11.5 sacks working opposite All-Pro DE Cameron Wake, but Vernon returns in 2014 looking to completely breakout and add on a few more sacks to his career-high from 2013. Vernon has looked like a monster thus far in camp and could even be the team's best pure pass rusher right now. Vernon's size and speed allow him to beat elite-level left tackles day and night.
Mitchell is one of the team's bigger offseason acquisitions and was brought in to replace DT Paul Soliai. While Mitchell is not quite the run stuffer that Soliai was for Miami, he presents much more of a mismatch inside and will work well with fellow DTs Randy Starks and Jared Odrick. All three defensive tackles are built to rush the passer as well as stuff the run. Don't be surprised if Mitchell collects six to nine sacks this year.
Yes, I am "that" guy. I'm the guy that is here to tell you that Miami has found their guy in Tannehill. The former Texas A&M stud has looked incredibly comfortable and much more mature in the Bill Lazor offense than the Mike Sherman offense - which is surprising seeing how Sherman followed him from college to the pros. Tannehill has spread the ball around well and is making good, quick and smart reads. This guys is ready to take the NFL by storm.
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