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The Splash Zone 5/16/18: Why Did The Dolphins Draft Jason Sanders?

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Why did the Miami Dolphins draft Jason Sanders? The kicked missed 10 of his 35 kicks in college so there is a little concern there but Darren Rizzi went on to explain the factors that affected Sanders kicking. Rizzi hand picked Sanders as he believe he can mold the kicker into a great kicker. Rizzi stated that Sanders has an NFL leg and can help fine tune his kicking mechanics.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Why the Dolphins drafted a kicker who missed 10 of 35 college kicks | The Daily Dolphin
Everyone knows Miami Dolphins special teams coach Darren Rizzi hand-selected kicker Jason Sanders in the seventh round. So Rizzi came to a recent news conference prepared to explain why a player who missed 29 percent of his college chances could be worthy of being one of only two kickers draf...

Dolphins Offense

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Dolphins Tight Ends

Gesicki Ready To Showcase Athleticism At Tight End
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Dolphins Defense

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Dolphins Defensive Line

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Dolphins Offseason

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