The Dolphins made a big move this morning acquiring pro-bowl receiver Brandon Marshall from the Broncos
The terms are believed to be for a second round pick in this year’s draft as well as their second rounder next year.
The 6′4″, 230 pounder is one of the game’s best young receivers. Although he has had numerous issues with the law, he still was second in the NFL over the last three years with 307 receptions.
He is the prototypical NFL receiver. He uses his massive frame to beat press coverage pretty easily and does an excellent job of using his body to shield defenders.
Miami desperately needed a star receiver to facilitate Chad Henne’s development. No franchise quarterback in the NFL is without a top notch wide out. Look it up.
Another positive is Marshall is in his prime (26). Typically receivers take a few years to develop, so drafting one (which they still might do) is a bit of a process.
Even though Marshall isn’t much of a vertical threat as one might think. He is phenomenal after-the-catch.
Speed and explosiveness are two different things and Marshall certainly possesses the latter.
The now have the potential to be one of the most balanced and explosive offenses in the league. Even if Marshall is the only receiver upgrade they make this year, that still makes Miami a very potent offense.
I knew Bill Parcells would finally give Henne a legitimate weapon. Now let’s see what the young quarterback is made of.