Dolphins doing “extensive” research on Rashan Gary

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The Dolphins have the 13th overall choice, and many expect them to use it to address their need for a franchise quarterback with Ryan Fitzpatrick serving as a bridge.

But the Dolphins also need help along the defensive line and have done “extensive investigating” of Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has a familiarity with Gary as Ross spends a lot of time in Ann Arbor, supporting the Wolverines.

Gary made 3.5 sacks in 12 games last season, and in three seasons at Michigan, he made 119 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. He ran a 4.58 in the 40, so his production hasn’t always matched his physical ability.

But Gary can play the five-technique, three-technique or stand up on the edge.

“I played base end, but you’re able to throw me inside to D-tack. I could work over a guard,” Gary said, via Salguero. “I could stand up, rush off the edge. I could really do anything anybody wants me to.”

9 responses to “Dolphins doing “extensive” research on Rashan Gary

  1. He can work over a guard? Funny…he couldn’t do that in college except once or twice a game. Why should any team think he can produce in the NFL when he didn’t produce much in college. If you draft him based on talent he’s probably worth the pick. However that potential talent hasn’t resulted in nearly enough production on the field. This guy has bust written all over him.

  2. How this guy has a first round grade is beyond me. I really hope my team doesn’t draft him, unless it’s a 7th round pick.

  3. The guy was a total bust in college as a highly touted recruit. Dude needs to prove himself. no way id pick him in the first 2 rounds

  4. “his production hasn’t always matched his physical ability.”

    “3.5 sacks in 12 games last season”
    — Gary has good size and speed. But you can’t expect the guy to produce more in the NFL than he did in college. With a 16 game season, this might be 4.5 sacks. Nothing exception about that. Last Year in the NFL, that would have ranked him: 86th Overall, or 46th among DE’s.

    In a draft that is supposed to be loaded with Defensive linemen… If I drafted the 4th highest one, and he turned out to be the 46th best, I wouldn’t be happy.

  5. Fins are not looking at Qb’s in this years draft and hopefully not the stiff in the article. Build both lines with the picks and actually have an O-line so next years top pick has some protection already established.

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