Miami Dolphins Ceiling and Floor Player Analysis: Jared Odrick

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Jared Odrick #98 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates a sack during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Moving along with the defensive linemen, it's time to look at one of Miami's more versatile linemen, Jared Odrick. Odrick is the type of player that could have a very good season in Miami as it's possible he can see playing time both as a DT and as a DE. Beyond Cameron Wake and Paul Soliai though, much of the defensive line may be in flux.

Odrick will be entering his third season and his second season as a starter. He produced six sacks in 2011 and made famous his Pee-Wee Herman dance. It's a dance that is incredibly ugly and sometimes horrific to watch, but you can't take your eyes off it and can't wait to see it again.

Floor: Odrick will have to prove himself all over again with a new defensive coordinator and a new defensive scheme. The Dolphins have plenty of options along the line with Randy Starks and Tony McDaniel returning, but they also brought in Olivier Vernon and Jamaal Westerman through the draft and free agency. Odrick could be fighting for playing time if he struggles or if any of those players perform very well. Another possibility for Odrick is to play DE on first and second downs while sliding inside and possibly forming a Starks/Odrick duo on third downs to create more of an inside pass rush. Either of those situations may make it more difficult for Odrick to produce. Stats: 25 tackles, 4 sacks, 0 FFs.

Ceiling: While Odrick may have to prove himself all over again, there is a chance he can really stand out in this system. Even with Vernon and Westerman in Miami, Odrick should have an inside track at playing time, especially if Miami goes with a DT tandem of Starks/Soliai and allows Odrick to compete with just the two newcomers. While it could be feasible that Odrick moving inside on third downs to form a Starks/Odrick (only speculation at this point) could limit his sacks as he'd be inside, there is also a decent chance it can help him a lot as he'd have pass rushers outside that could help the inside pass rushers. Odrick has the strength and athleticism to handle working inside if Miami chooses. This situation would be similar to has the Giants utilize the trio of Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, and Jason Pierre-Paul. Stats: 40 tackles, 10 sacks, 3 FFs.

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