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Well, I wouldn't say he is "secret" to those of us who have watched him the past few years. He has outperformed anything we expected from him since Grier picked him off the waiver wire in Tank 2019. I'd like to see him develop as a pass rusher.
Pro Football Focus wrote:
MIAMI DOLPHINS: DI Zach Sieler
Few players better embody the notion of a secret superstar than Miami defensive lineman Zach Sieler. A seventh-round draft pick out of Ferris State in 2018, Sieler struggled to earn playing time on a stacked Ravens defensive line but has played 500 or more snaps for Miami in each of the past two years, earning progressively better PFF grades. That culminated in him ranking behind only Aaron Donald and Cameron Heyward in that category in 2021. Sieler also tallied 38 defensive stops, more than players with hundreds more snaps than him.
I do understand the frustration and skepticism towards Grier. That said, he has assembled the best roster (on paper) that this team has had since.... well I'd say 20ish years off the top of my head. And he's done it without messing up our cap situation. So let's give credit where it's due. Seiler was one of his wins, for sure.