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90-in-90 Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins Roster: Neville Hewitt

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

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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 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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