Surprise Defender Turned Heads at Dolphins Minicamp

A surprise defender has been turning heads at the Miami Dolphins minicamp.
A surprise defender has been turning heads at the Miami Dolphins minicamp. / Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

NFL minicamps are one of the last opportunities for players to grab some attention ahead of July's training camps. When it comes to the Miami Dolphins, a surprise defender has been turning heads at the team's minicamp.

Projected to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick at the 2021 NFL Draft, former Syracuse cornerback Trill Williams ended up going undrafted. However, the Dolphins gave him a shot to make their roster when they claimed him on May 17th. Since then, Williams has been making the most of his opportunity.

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According to ESPN, Williams has been "showing his range, versatility and potential" as he tries to make a roster spot. He even intercepted Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during one of the sessions and broke up a couple of passes as well.

While the Dolphins finished the 2020 campaign going 10-6, it was evident that their secondary could use some improvements. They allowed an average of 251.5 passing yards (23rd) per game last season.

Fortunately for the Dolphins, Williams could help improve their secondary if he continues his impressive minicamp showing into training camp next month. The 21-year-old played five games with Syracuse last season before sitting out of the remainder of the year to prepare for the draft. Nevertheless, he still recorded 23 total tackles, 4 passes defended and an interception returned for a touchdown in that span.

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