The Dolphins have always found good contributers from the undrafted free agent group of players. Last year LB Chase Allen and P Matt Haack were nice additions to the team. Unfortunately, they don't last more than one or two seasons with us. Of this year's group of Undrafted FAs, I have been hearing a lot about Michigan LB Mike McCray.
Bleacher Report wrote:
Names to watch: DT Jamiyus Pittman, LB Mike McCrayhttp://bleacherreport.com/articles/2774 ... ul#slide20
The Miami Dolphins didn't rank higher than 16th in points or yards allowed in the last three seasons with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Now, the unit moves on without him in the middle.
Jordan Phillips, Davon Godchaux and Vincent Taylor come into the year with higher expectations. Defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman could ease his way into the rotation with his pass-rushing skill.
At 6'1", 319 pounds, he's more compact than athletic, but his upper-body strength and leadership qualities at UCF should turn heads at Dolphins camp.
Injuries have limited linebacker Stephone Anthony's availability over the past two years. He suited up for 18 out of a possible 32 contests between the 2016 and '17 seasons. Mike McCray goes to Miami as insurance and a potential undrafted steal.
McCray can instinctively read plays and doesn't hesitate to follow through with action, whether it's against the run or as a pass-rusher. In the last two seasons at Michigan, he recorded 152 tackles, 29.5 for a loss and nine sacks as a standout downhill defender on the second level.
Defensive coordinator Matt Burke shouldn't drop McCray in coverage. He's best on the strong side challenging lead blockers.