New York Jets: 2020 NFL Draft talk, top things to watch vs Miami
By Paul A. Esden Jr.
Here are the top things to watch out for between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Plus some 2020 NFL Draft talk to think about.
Before the New York Jets square up with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday we spoke with Brian Miller, Site Expert for Phin Phanatic. Our FanSided sister network covering all things Dolphins related!
Here are the top things to watch out for plus some engaging 2020 NFL Draft talk!
1. With both teams out of the playoff mix, what kind of game are you anticipating between these bitter rivals on Sunday?
I still think this will be a hard-fought game. This is a rival game first and foremost and there is no love lost between them. Miami is not looking to lose and are not “tanking” while the Jets and Adam Gase are trying to win as well. I expect this to be a harder fought game than the last one.
2. It’s always fun to talk NFL Draft season, the Dolphins have three first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft and the Jets are going to have a high first-rounder once again, who are some of the names that intrigue you at this point and why?
I think that for Dolphins fans, it’s all about the quarterback and then positions of need. Tua Tagovailoa is still a big name being mentioned and so is Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow. There is a lot of discussions about Chase Young and offensive tackle as well but in reality, the Dolphins are likely going to pick in the 5-10 range and none of those players may ultimately be available.
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3. How have the Dolphins been able to compete with this roster filled with undrafted and no-name players?
It’s all about buying into the system and the coaching. The Dolphins coaches are doing a great job of actually “teaching” how to work in the system. Brian Flores spent a lot of time in New England learning behind Bill Belichick so when he is showing his players how it works, they are now seeing those results on the field. They are believing they can win and after winning three games including last week’s big game over the Eagles, this team is seeing the hard work pay off.
4. Who are some of those names that are worth keeping an eye on Sunday?
Hard to say. The Dolphins are getting production from players I hardly know and in some cases don’t know at all. This is truly a group of no-name players, especially on defense. Raekwon McMillan will be heard a lot. The linebacker has really blossomed in the Brian Flores defense and he is really being coached well by DC Patrick Graham. Mike Gesicki is also playing really good in his first year under Chad O’Shea and DeVante Parker is breaking out this year. I would watch for Patrick Laird this week. He is performing better at RB than the others and he can be dangerous in the passing game.
5. Will the Miami Dolphins sweep Adam Gase and the Jets in 2019? Give us your full prediction and why!
I do think they have a great shot at beating the Jets this week. These are two different teams and while the Jets have the better record and really the better team, Miami just seems to be prepared a lot better than the Jets. I don’t think Adam Gase is doing the team any favors and because of that, I don’t think the Jets are entering with complete game plan. I think it will be close but my guess would be Miami 28 – Jets 24.