On August 24th, 2014, the Dallas Cowboys played a preseason game at Sun Life Stadium, against the Miami Dolphins. Although the game, as is the case with most preseason games, was largely unremarkable, an undrafted rookie cornerback out of Oklahoma State, was making plays all over the field for the Cowboys.
His name was Tyler Patmon, and we thought at the time, why don't the Dolphins find guys like this ? Patmon pulled down two interceptions in that game, one of which he returned for a Dallas touchdown. When he became available this Spring, the Dolphins had the good sense to sign him and invite him to training camp.
As bad as Miami was a season ago at cornerback, with the additions of ex-Eagle and Seahawk Byron Maxwell, second round draft pick (Baylor) Xavien Howard and 'Lomehead' (Ekpre Olomu), plus returning 2015 draftees Bobby McCain and Tony Lippett, the Dolphins look to be much improved at the position this season. Patmon is part of this new look group at cornerback for Miami, and he could surprise this Summer, in training camp.
Watch Patmon interception highlights HERE