The Phinsider’s annual 90-in-90 series continues with another look at the Miami Dolphins’ roster. This series takes a (nearly) daily look at the Dolphins’ 90-man preseason roster, looking at each individual player. The player’s 2017 performance, either in the NFL or in college, is reviewed, followed by reasons the player could progress and why he could regress in 2018, then closes with the chances the player has to make the 2018 regular season roster for Miami.
This year, we have already finished the reviews for wide receiver Leonte Carroo, punter Matt Haack, safety T.J. McDonald, running back Buddy Howell, wide receiver DeVante Parker, defensive end William Hayes, wide receiver Isaiah Ford, safety/cornerback Walt Aikens, defensive end Claudy Mathieu, linebacker Kiko Alonso, cornerback Xavien Howard, long snapper Lucas Gravelle, wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end A.J. Derby, running back Frank Gore, defensive tackle Gabe Wright, wide receiver Kenny Stills, cornerback Tony Lippett, kicker Jason Sanders, kicker Greg Joseph, left tackle Laremy Tunsil, tight end Mike Gesicki, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, running back Kalen Ballage, wide receiver Jakeem Grant, tight end Durham Smythe, quarterback David Fales, wide receiver Albert Wilson, defensive tackle Akeem Spence, linebacker Chase Allen, defensive end Cameron Wake, running back Senorise Perry, and tight end MarQueis Gray, offensive lineman Ted Larsen, defensive end Andre Branch, and running back Kenyan Drake. Today, we take a look at defensive end Quincy Redmon.
Redmon joins the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Fairmont State, a small school in West Virginia. He was limited to just six games as a senior, recording 33 tackles with three for a loss and two sacks.
Why he will progress
Redmon will move up to NFL level coaching and will be working with players like Cameron Wake, Andre Branch, and Robert Quinn. He will also be able to learn from Charles Harris, last year’s first-round pick for the Dolphins, including what to expect as he transitions to the speed of the NFL.
Why he might regress
Fairmont State to the NFL is a huge transition. Redmon has to keep his confidence up even as he makes mistakes and gets beaten early in training camp and the preseason. If he questions himself or cannot show growth as the preseason moves along, he will struggle.
Chances of making the 53-man roster
Wake, Branch, Quinn, Harris, and William Hayes will likely all make the roster at defensive end, so there is not much room on the roster for Redmon right now. That said, a practice squad position could be an option if he shows some promise during the summer.