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Evan Rodriguez 2013 Season Outlook


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#1 Dez Bryants Mama

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

Miami Dolphins are having a TE battle after the big Dustin Keller injury. Evan Rodriguez was brought in and has been impressive in camp.

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Evan Rodriguez has been trying to make the Dolphins roster as a fullback since the start of training camp, but he's now also getting work at tight end.

Rodriguez was a tight end at Temple University before he was drafted as an H-back/fullback by the Chicago Bears in 2012.

With the injury to Dustin KellerPosted Image, the Dolphins are exploring options at tight end, although Rodriguez is still getting work in the offensive backfield.

"Just basically trying to get my footwork back and just get back into the groove of things," Rodriguez said after practice Wednesday. "It's been a while since I've been at tight end, so it's basically just trying to get back on the fundamentals of learning my steps and stuff like that."

Rodriguez, who was claimed off waivers in June, says he's optimistic about his chances of making the 53-man roster, in part because of his versatility. In addition to being able to play fullback and tight end, Rodriguez had a big night on special teams against Houston Saturday when he made two tackles in the kicking game and also forced a fumble.

"I feel pretty good about my chances," Rodriguez said. "I'm positive about everything, so I can’t complain about that."

Charles Clay had a disappointing preseason, he had the chance to claim the TE spot but in Dolphin's fans eyes he's blowing it.  Evan Rodriguez is clearly the better looking player as TE in preseason. He has the same similar built as Aaron Hernandez. He is the most athletic and better hands out the bunch competing for the spot as well.

Joe Philben loves TE's in his system and Dustin Keller was being used a lot and developing a nice chemistry before the injury.

Keep a eye out for Miami Dolphin's final preseason game, Evan Rodriguez will get a lot of targets, if he does well us Dolphins fans believe he may get the TE role.

The TE spot in NFL is very messy for fantasy purposes with Cameron dealing with a groin injury and Housler injured Evan maybe someone to look into as fill-in if he gets the TE role. Evan was released by the Bears in June and the reason was because of his off-field issues, he was used as an example to show no tolerance with the new coaching staff in Bears. If Evan wasnt messing up outside the field he would still be a Bears today.



Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP 6 ft 1 in 242 lb 4.58 s 4.28 s 6.94 s 36.0 in 9 ft 11 in 18 reps All values from the NFL Combine[1][2]

Edited by Dez Bryants Mama, 27 August 2013 - 09:51 AM.


#2 Dez Bryants Mama

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:19 AM

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#3 Dez Bryants Mama

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

No Bears fan can share there insight?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

I'm from Chicago and believe he was an ok H-Back, can catch out of the backfield but never saw him at TE. Believe he had a couple of run ins wit the law including his latest; a DUI. I think that is why we cut him.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

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Dolphins have cut fullback Jorvor Lane per league source

great news for E-Rodriguez

Charles Clay our TE on the Depth Chart will now move back to FB and [hopefully] E-Rod will be our starting TE

Edited by Dez Bryants Mama, 27 August 2013 - 02:34 PM.


#6 Dez Bryants Mama

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

Rodriguez was on the watch list in 2011 John Mackey Award, his Senior season, awarded to the Nation's top TE.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:12 PM

That is pretty short for TE.  Has a TE that short ever been productive?  I am sure there is one or two, but I cannot think of any.
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#8 Dez Bryants Mama

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

He has the same built of Aaron Hernandez

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

Phil Emery saw something in him.  I don't know.  Too bad he's such an idiot.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:39 AM

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:55 AM

highlight films fooled me into thinking dwyer would have an impact last year too.....
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

View PostTheJuggernautBTCH, on 29 August 2013 - 11:55 AM, said:

highlight films fooled me into thinking dwyer would have an impact last year too.....

understood,




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