Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition
A few prospects to watch
MOBILE, Ala. — If you are a Dolphins fan and watching the Senior Bowl, who should you keep an eye on?
The Dolphins need offensive line help, and Saturday’s game will have plenty of offensive line prospects, especially at offensive tackle.
It’d be a bit of a surprise if the Dolphins drafted Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh, the former University School standout, because he’s projected as a second-round pick, no worse than third round. But he’d be a good fit. McIntosh (6-foot-1, 210 pounds), who rushed for a team-best 829 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and 10 touchdowns while adding 43 receptions for 504 yards and two touchdowns, has position versatility, speed and toughness. He admits he needs to improve his pass protection, but he’s been a standout this week at Senior Bowl practices.
You know the Dolphins need cornerback help, and Kansas State’s Julius Brents and Illinois’ Jartavius Martin have had good showings this week. Martin, who played cornerback in zone as a freshman and man-to-man the last two years, has position versatility having played boundary, slot/nickel and safety.
“Just compete, go out there and make a statement that I can compete with the best of the best in the country and show my versatility while I’m out there,” said Martin, who projects as a safety in the NFL.
Stanford cornerback Kyu Blu Kelly has also had a good week, especially when it comes to aggression. Kelly said he likes the Senior Bowl challenges of using different techniques against different wide receivers — tall guys, short guys, speedy guys, etc… His style of play preference?
“I love man to man, mano a mano,” he said. “Let’s get after it.”
And since Jason Sanders missed a few long field goals last season, maybe Miami wants to bring in some competition for training camp, such as Maryland kicker Chad Ryland.