I think lost in our blitz packages and stingy secondary was the fact that even though the Dolphins have invested heavily in the draft in the front 7, and they still struggled to stop the run last year. If McKinney can stay healthy, he is a proven run thumper. There's a lot of youth that should take a step forward this year, too.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
Will this front seven stop the run?
Miami didn’t do that nearly well enough last season, allowing 4.5 yards per carry (which tied for 13th worst).
The top newcomers to that group include Benardrick McKinney (considered a very good run defender), Phillips (generally set the edge well at UM), former Patriots defensive lineman Adam Butler (pass rushing is more of his forte; PFF ranked him 99th of 125 defensive linemen against the run last season) and run-stuffing nose tackle John Jenkins.
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