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 Hewitt's final season at Marshall University.
From the Marshall Thundering Herd site:
SENIOR SEASON (2014): Named as 2014 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year by league coaches, as Marshall won its first C-USA title … Led the Herd defense in a 13-1 season, making 123 tackles, including 13 for loss and five sacks … Selected as the Herd’s Defensive MVP by his coaches … Started 13 of 14 games (the final 13) … Played both inside linebacker spots (Mike and Will) … His first down interception of Louisiana Tech QB Cody Sokol with 1:35 left sealed the Herd’s Conference USA Championship Game win, 26-23 … Has eight or more tackles in seven games … Top game was 18-tackle performance in win over Florida Atlantic … Also had 17 stops in win at UAB and posted 14 twice (Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee) … Had 22 tackles through five games, when will linebacker Evan McKelvey was lost for the season due to an ACL tear; Hewitt averaged 12 tackles per game after that.
Why he might progress:
Guy loves to play the game and loves to hit people.
Rarely came off the field at Marshall. Was a team captain and a film junkie.
His love for the game is going to keep him around a team.
Why he might regress:
Had surgery in February of 2014 to fix a herniated disc, pinched nerve and bone spurs. Hopefully these injuries don't become a problem for him.
Chances he makes the 53-man roster:
Hewitt has a good chance at making the teams final roster. There are 4 undrafted linebackers vying for a spot. If Hewitt doesn't make the roster, expect him to be on the Dolphins practice squad unless a team puts a claim in for him.
So how do you think Neville Hewitt will do this season? Does he make your roster? Feel free to discuss below.
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