We are currently making our way through the Miami Dolphins' 90-man offseason roster, breaking down last season for each player, as well as what could happen this year. Today, we continue today with a look at quarterback Aaron Corp.
Entering the league just last year, some how Corp is already a journeyman quarterback. And, it's something that has followed him from college. After serving as the backup for Mark Sanchez at USC, Corp appeared the next starter when Sanchez left after his junior year for the NFL. However, he fractured his leg during the 2009 training camp and ended up losing the job to true freshman. Despite getting a spot start during the season, Barkley was named the permanent starter, and Corp transferred to Richmond, where he spent two years as a starter.
After not being selected in the April 2012 NFL Draft, Corp signed with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent, but was released less than a month after the draft. He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Bills again in February of this year, but was released following this year's Draft. He was picked up 10 days later by the Dallas Cowboys, but was cut just two days after that.
Finally, the Dolphins signed him on May 15.
Why he could improve in 2013:
Gaining some stability in an offensive system should be enough to help Corp develop. Despite a mediocre performance at Richmond, Corp was seen as a player with stock on the rise before the draft, even though it was not enough to make it into the group of selected players. He has good arm strength and footwork, so spending an extended period of time with a team, and the coaches, could be enough to get Corp moving in the right direction.
Why he could regress in 2013:
He's a journeyman, undrafted free agent for a reason. He's a border-line NFL developmental project, so regression is probable. The Dolphins will use the majority of snaps this season to try to build chemistry between Ryan Tannehill and the receivers, then make sure Matt Moore is ready for the season, followed by trying to continue Pat Devlin's development. Then will come Corp's turn.
Odds he will make the 53-man roster:
Corp will have two ways to make the roster. The first is probably the easiest - Moore get traded, moving Devlin into the second string slot and Corp can be the third string quarterback. A trade of Moore this year, if it does happen, is not likely to take place until the season starts and a starting quarterback somewhere in the league gets injured. That's not great for Corp's prospects/
The other method is to simply out play Devlin. That's going to be a tough task, however, as Devlin has become head coach Joe Philbin's pet project, and Corp will have to do a lot to sever that tie.
Corp is most likely simply a camp arm to make sure there are enough players to throw the ball to all of the receivers Miami has to evaluate this offseason.
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