Miami Dolphins 2012 Draft Grade - B.J. Cunningham

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 03: B.J. Cunningham #3 of the Michigan State Spartans runs the ball 6-yards into the endzone after he got the ballo n a lateral by Keith Nichol #7 against Antonio Fenelus #26 and Kevin Claxton #9 of the Wisconsin Badgers during the second quarter of the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins came into the 2012 NFL Draft with a hole at the wide receiver position, and most people expecting them to target the position early on in the selections. Instead, the team grabbed their first wide out in the sixth round, bringing in Michigan State receiver B.J. Cunningham. While Cunningham will not be a speed threat receiver for Miami, his big body and route running ability could be valuable to a team that traded away Brandon Marshall this offseason.


Related: How This Player Will Fit: B.J. Cunningham

From ESPN.com:

What he brings: A polished receiver with strong hands and good body control, his lack of top-end speed and suddenness as a route runner brings up concerns about his ability to separate.

From NFL.com:

Bucky Brooks' take: Cunningham is an underrated pass catcher with skills. He is a good route runner with savvy and quickness and could make immediate contributions as a third or fourth receiver

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