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Jakeem Grant continues to impress during first day of training camp

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The Miami Dolphins have a speedster that could turn into a special player in Jakeem Grant.

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There was a lot of talk during the Miami Dolphins’ offseason training program about the speed of rookie wide receiver Jakeem Grant. Friday’s first practice of training camp, did not change any of those observations.

Andy Cohen of Dolphins.com wrote of Grant’s practice:

Sometimes when rookie blur Jakeem Grant has the ball in his hands, it’s almost unfair to the defensive guy trying to stay with him. He’s just too quick, too shifty.

Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero had a few Twitter observations of Grant:

Salguero then added in his post-practice roundup:

During special teams drills, rookie Jakeem Grant looked great. He is quick and practically impossible to get hold of in space.

Salguero’s Miami Herald colleague Barry Jackson tweeted:

South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Omar Kelly also tweeted about the Grant versus Chekwa play:

It was only one day, and things could change once pads come on in a couple of days, but early looks at Grant seem to indicate the Dolphins found a special player. They will have to find ways to get the ball into his hands early in the preseason to see exactly what the 5-foot-7 wide receiver can do in full-contact situations. Hopefully he will continue to live up to the early hype.