clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

90-in-90 Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins Roster: Matt Darr

New, comments

Breaking down the Miami Dolphins' 90-man roster over 90 days. Today, we look at punter Matt Darr.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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 Darr's final season at the University of Tennessee.

Stats from the Tennessee Athletics site:

  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • In 13 games in 2014, punted 80 times for 42.2 average with 30 punts inside the 20-yard line and 21 punts of 50 or more yards
  • Had 19 punts of 50-plus yards in last 10 games
  • Had 22 punts inside the 20-yard line in last nine games
  • Closed career with four punts for 37.2 average in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
  • Boomed seven punts for 48.4 average with four punts of 50-plus yards including a 60-yard punt at Vanderbilt (11/29)
  • On Senior Night, booted six punts for 46.5 average with four landing inside the 20 and three inside the 10 with two punts of 50-plus yards vs. Missouri (11/22)
  • Four punts for 43.5 average including two inside the 20-yard line, came vs. Kentucky (11/15)
  • Punted career-high eight times for 37.3 average vs. Utah State (8/31) in return to starting punting duties; equaled career-long with 53-yard punt on first punt of season
  • Punted five times for 41.8 average with two punts landing at the 10-yard line vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
  • Career-high nine punts for 45.6 average with four punts of 50-plus yards, three punts inside the 20-yard line at Ole Miss (10/18)
  • Averaged 50.0 with three punts of 50-plus yards on four punts vs. Chattanooga (10/11)
  • Career-long 61-yard punt vs. Florida (10/4), as part of eight punts for 43.0 average
  • Single-game best 44.6 average at #12/13 Georgia (9/27), including three punts of 50-plus yards and four punts inside the 20-yard line
  • Boomed six balls for 40.5 average with long of 51 vs. Arkansas State (9/6), two punts inside 20

Why he might progress:

He had some solid stats in his final year at Tennessee. He seems like a capable punter and with a little coaching could develop into a solid NFL punter.

Why he might regress:

No guarantee he makes the roster being an undrafted free agent. Will have to beat one of the best punters in the league to make the roster.

Chances he makes the 53-man roster:

I think there is some potential in Darr, but there is no way he makes the roster with Brandon Fields on the team. If he can show up in the preseason, Darr could find a spot on another team.

So how do you think Matt Darr will do this season? Does he make your roster? Feel free to discuss below.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @K_Dog92