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Post Dolphins counting on Rookie OLB Koa Misi to start
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Rookie Koa Misi "spent all offseason" working as the Dolphins' starting strong-side outside linebacker.

The 40th overall pick in April, Misi is clearly being counted on to win the first-team position opposite the competition of Charlie Anderson, Quentin Moses, and Cameron Wake. At LOLB, Misi's primary responsibilities will include dropping into coverage and keeping containment on the strong side. The ROLB, in 3-4 defenses like the Dolphins', is typically a better bet for sacks.

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ESPN's Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson, a former Browns scout:

"Koa Misi has upside, but rarely do you see 3-4 conversion guys come in and light it up. I would have kept Jason Taylor.''

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Post Re: Dolphins counting on Rookie OLB Koa Misi to start
So are they saying he's going to win the ROLB or LOLB spot???

Preferably the one where he rushes a lot... he was a force rushing the QB in college and I don't quite remember reading anything on him having pristine coverage skills.


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Post Re: Dolphins counting on Rookie OLB Koa Misi to start
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So are they saying he's going to win the ROLB or LOLB spot???

Preferably the one where he rushes a lot... he was a force rushing the QB in college and I don't quite remember reading anything on him having pristine coverage skills.


Koa Misi? No dude, quite the opposite. He's not really that good of a pass rusher, but terrific in coverage and against the run. He's working at LOLB...kind of like our Matt Roth.


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Post Re: Dolphins counting on Rookie OLB Koa Misi to start
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IamPZ wrote:
So are they saying he's going to win the ROLB or LOLB spot???

Preferably the one where he rushes a lot... he was a force rushing the QB in college and I don't quite remember reading anything on him having pristine coverage skills.


Koa Misi? No dude, quite the opposite. He's not really that good of a pass rusher, but terrific in coverage and against the run. He's working at LOLB...kind of like our Matt Roth.


:yay: Correct.

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Post Re: Dolphins counting on Rookie OLB Koa Misi to start
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IamPZ wrote:
So are they saying he's going to win the ROLB or LOLB spot???

Preferably the one where he rushes a lot... he was a force rushing the QB in college and I don't quite remember reading anything on him having pristine coverage skills.


Koa Misi? No dude, quite the opposite. He's not really that good of a pass rusher, but terrific in coverage and against the run. He's working at LOLB...kind of like our Matt Roth.


Yessir. Though, almost everything I've heard about his pass rushing in camps has been positive too. But, if you watch his Senior Bowl footage. You can really see him shine in coverage, in space and against the run. He didn't get many opportunities to rush the passer at the SB. I think Misi is going to end up being a BIGTIME player for us.

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The Dolphins also drafted him because they thought they could turn him into a good pass rusher. Since we lost our best 2 pass rushers, I think a lot of the media is focused on "how will the Dolphins generate a pass rush from the outside?" and since we traded down in the draft bypassing a good pass rusher at #12, they are thinking that Misi must be the answer.

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Post Re: Dolphins counting on Rookie OLB Koa Misi to start
Hmm... maybe I'm thinking of someone else? Could've sworn those Youtube videos that were posted on draft day showed mostly Misi rushing... could be wrong, my memory isn't always the best.


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Post Re: Dolphins counting on Rookie OLB Koa Misi to start
IamPZ wrote:
So are they saying he's going to win the ROLB or LOLB spot???

Preferably the one where he rushes a lot... he was a force rushing the QB in college jordans and I don't quite remember reading anything on him having pristine coverage skills.


Yea me either. I guess we'll just have to wait to see how he performs.


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Post Re: Dolphins counting on Rookie OLB Koa Misi to start
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Hmm... maybe I'm thinking of someone else? Could've sworn those Youtube videos that were posted on draft day showed mostly Misi rushing... could be wrong, my memory isn't always the best.


They probably are mostly of him rushing. That's just not what he does best. He's crafty, but he's just not a real good natural pass rusher. Awesome in coverage and against the run as well. I'm a little worried that he might get pushed around against the run at times against the Damien Woody's and Vernon Carey-RT-types of the NFL, but I think his quickness will be too much for most of those guys to handle most of the time.

He's unbelievably strong for his size too. I remember watching the senior bowl and on a running play he went up 1v1 against a 300+# guard. The guy is playing at 245 pounds, so I'm expecting him to get drilled as the OG is coming up with momentum. Instead Koa knocked him right on his a$$ stuffing the run.


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