After a Jekyll & Hyde-like 2021 NFL season, the Miami Dolphins made some serious changes this offseason. General manager Chris Grier brought in Mike McDaniel as the new head coach, locked down top free-agent tackle Terron Armstead and pulled off a trade that brought superstar wideout Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Grier should be proud of the bigger moves that he made, but he should also be happy with transactions that might be flying under the radar.
Here's a look at three of the Dolphins' most underrated offseason additions this offseason.
Minnesota Vikings Offseason Additions
1. Teddy Bridgewater, QB
Tua Tagovailoa is locked in as the Dolphins' starting quarterback, but all teams need a reliable backup. That's proven by Miami being 13-8 with Tagovailoa since 2020 compared to 4-6 without him. Keeping that in mind, the team signing Teddy Bridgewater is an underrated move. The 29-year-old was just decent with the Denver Broncos in 2021, but the 14,437 passing yards and 71 TDs he's thrown in his career instantly make him one of the NFL's top backup QBs. Whether Tagovailoa needs to be challenged or runs into injury, having Bridgewater behind him makes the Dolphins a better team.
2. Erik Ezukanma, WR
One underrated addition is rookie WR Erik Ezukanma. The 125th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft was solid in his final three seasons at Texas Tech, recording 136 catches, 2,117 yards and 14 touchdowns in 32 games. Ezukanma also has decent size at 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds, After Hill and Jaylen Waddle, the Dolphins' wideout situation is a bit fluid and Ezukanma could challenge for the No. 3 WR role. There's no telling if Cedrick Wilson can build off his 2021 performance with the Dallas Cowboys or if Preston Williams can even stay healthy. If Ezukanma creates early chemistry with Tagovailoa, he could carve himself a nice role in Miami's offense.
3. Connor Williams, G
The Dolphins' offensive line was among the worst last year, leading to them adding offensive guard Connor Williams this offseason. The 25-year-old has allowed 2.8 sacks per season since being a Cowboys' second-round pick in 2018, also allowing only one sack in 2019 and 2021. Williams did lead the NFL with 16 penalties in 2021, but he only had 15 total before that. Assuming he can stay out of trouble with his new team, he has the potential to be a difference-maker, proven by his 76.1 overall ProFootballFocus grade in 2021. It's a signing that could look like a steal if all goes well.
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