Here is a little more info on Ezukanma. He sounds like he's going to take the role of "DeVante Parker" for the Dolphins. I am glad they understand Parker's role to the offense to try to address it since Williams cannot be counted on to stay healthy.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
An NFL scout texted me after the draft to convey that the Dolphins got a very good player in Texas Tech receiver Erik Ezukanma, who was selected in the fourth round. His college wide receivers coach agrees. “I gave him a late second-round grade,” the scout said. “He’s not the most talented in terms of athletic skills. He tested out well at the Combine. I think this kid is a really good player. Really good hands, tough, he blocks, runs well after the catch. Makes a lot of contested catches, aggressive and tough. He’s a really good player. If you want someone to run by the corner, that’s not him. But he will fight you for it. I like his chances.”
Joel Filani, Ezukanma’s wide receivers coach at Texas Tech, agrees. Now working in the same position at Washington State, Filani sized up Ezukanma in a phone conversation last week: “He’s dynamic with the ball in his hands,” Filani said. “When the ball is in his hands, he’s looking to make guys miss and that’s what makes him special. He’s looking to move guys and make guys miss; he’s very good at that.” Though he had four drops last season, that “wasn’t the norm,” Filani said. “He’s got strong hands, runs well and makes plays. He’s got a lot of upside.” And off the field? “Character wise, he’s one of the kids who does the right things,” Filani said. “He enjoys nice things but understands you need to put the work in.”
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