Miami Dolphins’ Undrafted Free Agents With Most Potential

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Dec 29, 2018; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arkansas State Red Wolves wide receiver Kirk Merritt (13) makes a diving catch against Nevada Wolf Pack defensive back Jomon Dotson (23) in the first half of the 2018 Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins signed nine undrafted free agents, which filled up a lot of the whole roster. Here are three undrafted free agents with the most potential to play in a game for the Dolphins. 

Benito Jones, Defensive Lineman, Ole Miss

Benito Jones is 6-foot-1, 329 pounds, and he is an absolute monster at defensive tackle. Currently, at nose tackle for the Dolphins, it is Christian Wilkins and Davon Godchaux. Both of these guys are also a monster at nose tackle, but Jones can be a good depth player. In his senior season at Ole Miss, Jones racked up ten tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and 30 total tackles. Jones was projected to go in the third round of the NFL Draft, but the Dolphins got a steal because he went undrafted. Overall, he was projected to be a backup player, and he could be a potential rotation interior defensive lineman for the Dolphins. 

Kirk Merritt, Wide Receiver, Arkansas State 

Kirk Merritt is 6 feet tall and weighs 215 pounds, which is good size for an NFL receiver. Currently, at wide receiver, there’s DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, and Albert Wilson, but Merritt can compete for a spot on the roster. In his senior season, Merritt received 12 touchdowns, 70 receptions, and 806 receiving yards. Merritt could be a good third wide receiver for the Dolphins, or he could be a good depth receiver. Williams was an undrafted free agent last season, so there no reason why Merritt cannot be a starter either. Overall, Merritt is a sleeper on the Dolphins and could potentially be a playmaker once the season begins. 

Kylan Johnson, Linebacker, Pittsburgh

Kylan Johnson is 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, and was an edge-rushing machine for Pittsburgh. Currently, Kyle Van Noy is at outside linebacker, but the other outside linebacker position is up for grabs. Vince Biegel is now the starter, but any linebacker on the roster can compete for the position. In his senior season, Johnson racked up 11 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and 55 total tackles. He could be a good depth linebacker for the Dolphins and help with the run-stuffing and edge rushing. Overall, Johnson has the potential to be a starter on the roster, but he will have to compete for it and prove it to the coaching staff. 


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