I’m not as high on the Dolphins drafting a speed receiver as most. I believe the current group of Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess, and Brian Hartline is sufficient enough to get the job done with more consistent quarterback play. In fact, you could argue that the Dolphins’ receivers were the only bright spot on offense in 2010, as Henne was erratic, the offensive line was miserable, and Ronnie and Ricky appeared to have lost a step.
Taking a glance at some of the receiving corps around the league, though, it’s easy to see how burners like Desean Jackson, Mike Wallace, Santonio Holmes, and Percy Harvin make offenses more dangerous and explosive. And a deep threat that could consistently stretch the field would go a long way in opening things up for Brandon Marshall to completely take over games. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the speed receivers in this year’s class.
Torrey Smith, Maryland
Titus Young, Boise St.
Leonard Hankerson, Miami
Jerrel Jernigan, Troy
Edmund Gates, Abilene Christian