Taking down the rival Jets this past Sunday in come from behind fashion, the Miami Dolphins managed to earn a split of the season series against New York. Now sitting tall with a 4-2 record this season, the Miami Dolphins could quite possibly be on the verge of officially breaking out and putting themselves right in the middle of the playoff chase.
Looking at just the rookies from this past week’s performance, we do find a mixed bag of results. Opening up that bag and looking even deeper, let’s take a look at the Miami Dolphins rookie report for Week 7.
Cordrea Tankersley — Cornerback
Week 7 Stats: 55 defensive snaps (98.2%), Two tackles
Despite allowing an opening possession touchdown pass, Cordrea Tankersley has definitely proven himself to be one of the best young players on this roster. In fact, that touchdown pass that he allowed wasn’t even his fault. Playing the pass as good as he could, the pass from Josh McCown was a perfect one, giving Tankersley absolutely no chance at making a play.
Besides that, Tankersley also added two tackles to his stat line. Having proven his worth over the last couple of weeks, Tankersley is now the guy for Miami at cornerback.
Charles Harris — Defensive End
Week 7 Stats: 34 defensive snaps (60.7%), Three tackles
Recording a season high three tackles in this contest, Charles Harris was completely overshadowed by an extremely productive Miami Dolphins pass rush. While Harris did not get in on the #SACKSONTHEBEACH party, Harris definitely had one of his best all around games since entering the NFL.
If Harris can channel this performance and build on it in the coming weeks and months, then we could be looking at quite the future defensive end. However, given his inconsistent play this season, that could be a big if.
Davon Godchaux — Defensive Tackle
Week 7 Stats: 24 defensive snaps (42.9%), One tackle
Once again recording a single tackle this week, Davon Godchaux continues in his time sharing role with Jordan Phillips. Also recording two QB hurries this past week for the team, Davon Godchaux is slowly proving himself as a solid interior defensive lineman. That said, look for the timeshare to continue between him and Phillips for at least the foreseeable future.
Chase Allen — Linebacker
Week 7 Stats: One defensive snap (1.8%), 19 special team snaps
Getting his first defensive snaps in a couple of weeks last Sunday, Chase Allen remains a name to know for the future. While Allen is unlikely to feature much for the remainder of the season, he is someone we need to keep an eye on going forward. Possessing an extreme knack and nose for the ball, look for Allen to potentially make a breakthrough come next season.
Matt Haack — Punter
Week 7 Stats: Six punts, 267 total yards, 44.5 average
Another solid day for punter Matt Haack. Despite a slow start to his Miami Dolphins career, Haack has proven himself to be a solid to good punter for the team. While it would be okay to see a bit for yardage on certain punts, Haack is not giving anyone anything to complain about at this stage of the season.
Torry McTyer — Cornerback
Week 7 Stats: Six special teams snaps
Making his Miami Dolphins debut this past Sunday, Torry McTyer managed to see the field for the first time in his NFL career. Appearing on six special teams snaps, Torry McTyer is someone that we probably won’t talk about much this season. A special teams player, McTyer probably shares a similar role to that of Maurice Smith in terms of game action both will see this season.
Week 7 Rookie Scratches: Isaac Asiata (G), Maurice Smith (S), Eric Smith (OT) — Injured Reserve, Vincent Taylor (DT)