2009 rookie FA DE Ryan Baker a longshot & pleasant surprise
Ryan Baker a Longshot, but...
Sat Jun 12, 2010 --from FFMastermind.com
The Sun Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins DE Ryan Baker, an undrafted rookie in 2009, has impressed so far in offseason practices. “He’s a young, developing player, so I hope he continues to develop,” HC Tony Sparano said. “He’s gotten stronger right now; he’s gotten bigger physically, which was something that he had to do. We knew he had to get a little bit bigger. This guy did participate in some games for us last year and helped us out along the way there. He’s a guy that plays with a lot of intensity. He plays with a really high motor, and he’s happy to do any job that you give him. My vision is that this guy just continues to develop….. We got a bunch of these defensive lineman out there right now so he’s getting every opportunity out there, but I want to see him continue to develop.” Considering the team’s present depth on the defensive line, Baker should be viewed as a longshot to remain on the 53-man roster. But if he continues to take advantage of ever opportunity that comes his way, he might continue being one of the roster’s pleasant surprises.