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90-in-90 Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins Roster: Jelani Jenkins

Breaking down the Miami Dolphins' 90-man roster over 90 days. Today, we look at linebacker Jelani Jenkins.

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We bring back our annual look at the Miami Dolphins' roster heading into training camp, a series we call 90-in-90. Over the next 90 days (or a few more as roster changes happen), we will take a look at each individual player on the roster, review what they did in 2014 either in the NFL or in college, then take a look at how they might progress or regress this season, and the chances that player will make the roster.


2014 Review:

2014 was Jenkins second year with the Dolphins.

After Dannell Ellerbe was lost for the season in week 1, Jenkins stepped in and had a breakout season.

Jenkins recorded 110 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. He led the team in tackles.

Why he might progress:

With a full year of starting under his belt, Jenkins should continue to improve.

Thanks to the addition of Ndamukong Suh, Jenkins should be able to make more plays behind the line of scrimmage.

Why he might regress:

Jenkins has to prove that 2014 was not just a fluke.

He has to get better against the run. PFF graded him with a -3.9 against the run.

Chances he makes the 53-man roster:

Jenkins will be one of the starting linebackers at the start of the season. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite players.

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