Pete Prisco wrote:
Miami Dolphins Grade: C-
Defensive player: Julius Peppers, DE, Bears. He has seven sacks, which isn't eye opening, but he has been a force all year. He has three forced fumbles and he has a lot of hits on the quarterback.
Runners-up: Tamba Hali, OLB, Chiefs; Trent Cole, DE, Eagles; Clay Matthews, OLB, Packers; James Harrison, OLB, Steelers; Cameron Wake, OLB, Dolphins.
Best free-agent pickup: Peppers. I thought he might take the money and not play as well. He has been even better than expected. He's a different man in Chicago.
Runners-up: Jason Babin, DE, Titans; Dunta Robinson, CB, Falcons; Terrell Owens, WR, Bengals; Karlos Dansby, LB, Dolphins; Antrel Rolle, S, Giants.
Most-improved player: Foster, RB, Texans. He leads the league in rushing after going to camp in a battle for the starting job.
Runners-up: Wake, OLB, Dolphins; Brandon Lloyd, WR, Broncos; Peyton Hillis, RB, Browns; LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles; Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders; LaRon Landry, S, Redskins; Terrance Knighton, DT, Jaguars; Antonio Garay, NT, Chargers; Chris Long, DE, Rams.