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Can the Dolphins instill Patriots winning culture with UDFA?

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Can the Dolphins instill Patriots winning culture with UDFA?

Undrafted free agents help round out a roster, and fill holes. Can the Dolphins learn from the Patriots in finding diamonds in the rough?

Many are referring to the Miami Dolphins as the New England Patriots of the south. For well over 15 years, Brian Flores worked with Bill Belichick and the Patriots. It comes as no surprise that from day one Flores installed and brought with him the winning ways of the Patriots.

The Dolphins did a phenomenal job in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Phins were able to address many needs, most notably the QB position. Not needing to trade up, the Dolphins still got their guy in Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth pick. Belichick has shown that there is more than one way to build a team, as the Patriots Super Bowl rosters are loaded with UDFA.

Learning from the Patriots, it comes with no surprise that right after the NFL draft was over, the Dolphins got to work and signed multiple UDFA. First was Ole Miss DT Benito Jones, a 6 foot 1, 316- pounder. Shortly, after the Phins snagged Donell Stanley, from South Carolina, standing at 6 foot 4. Quickly after that, the Dolphins grabbed Middle Tennessee State DE Tyshun Render; whom had a private workout with Belichick.

The Dolphins also snagged Kansas State’s Nick Kaltamayer, RT. The team also grabbed Ray Lima, DL from Iowa State, and Bryce Sterk, Edge from Montana State. The Dolphins decided to sign Bryce Sterk as a TE. Sterk played TE in High School Washington State. Lastly, what could prove to be a steal, the Phins signed Kirk Merrit, WR, Arkansas State. Moreover, the Phins’ front office stayed occupied and selected more skilled players to add to the roster.

Dolphins most recently acquired Matt Cole, WR, McKendree University. Cole is a Division II playmaker that had 12 TD’s last year along with 43 catches. The Phins continued to gather talent be signing Kylan Johnson, LB, from Pitt.

Skilled players at critical positions were an issue for the team last season, that they addressed this offseason. The real question is, can the Dolphins turn these guys into studs that presented a significant part of the Patriot’s multiple rings? As it stands now, the Dolphins came out as winners of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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