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 was Franks fourth year at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, it's a tech school.
From the RPI team site:
Played all 11 games … Had 57 kickoffs for 3499 yards and 33 touchbacks … Averaged 61.4 yards per kickoff … Had 45 punts for 1738 yards … Averaged 38.6 yards per punt … Long was 60 yards ... Had 12 punts inside the 20 yardline … Made 16 field goals on 25 attempts … Three 50+ yards field goals … Field goal long of 54 yards (school record) … Set numerous school season and career records ... First on team in scoring with 78 points … Five solo tackles ... Liberty League Special Teams Player of the Year ... All-Liberty League First Team (kicker) ... All-Liberty League Second Team (punter) ... Liberty League All-Academic ... D3football.com All-America First Team ... AP Little All-America Second Team ... AFCA All-America ... All-ECAC Division III North First Team ... D3football.com All-Region First Team ... National Bowl participant ... Team's Special Teams Player of the Year ...
Why he might progress:
Franks has a huge opportunity to make this team. Caleb Sturgis is sidelined with an injury and Franks has the chance to impress the coaching staff.
Why he might regress:
No harm here, not much is expected of this unknown kicker out of a technical school.
Chances he makes the 53-man roster:
This is an easy decision for me. I think Franks beats out Sturgis for the kicking job. I think anyone right now is an upgrade over Sturgis.
I am really pulling for Franks.
Article on Franks: click here
So, what do you think will happen to Andrew Franks. Does he make your roster or not? Feel free to discuss below.
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