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Which teams will be the most aggressive when the free-agency market opens?

NFL Nation reporters assess how active all 32 teams will be when the new league year kicks off on March 14, based on the following scale:

Let’s start with the teams that will be the most active:


1: Aggressive

The Browns have the most salary-cap space in the league at an estimated $110 million. Former general manager Sashi Brown built that war chest while planning to start using it this offseason. New general manager John Dorsey benefits. Dorsey has said the Browns will be prudent in their spending, but they’ve made that claim before and have gone on to spend like parents of twins at Christmas. The Browns are coming off an 0-16 season and need receivers, a cornerback and overall talent up and down the roster. This is not the offseason to sit idle. — Pat McManamon

These are uncharted waters for even the most experienced of John Elway watchers. The Broncos are coming off a 5-11 season, the worst finish in Elway’s tenure as the chief football decision-maker, and he has vowed to do what’s necessary to fix things in Denver. Whether or not the Broncos dive into the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, Elway is expected to get the team involved plenty in free agency. He could even crank things up from 2014, when the Broncos signed DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, Emmanuel Sanders and T.J. Ward in the opening days of free agency. The issue this offseason is cap space. If the Broncos want to write some checks, they’ll have to create some room to do so. Veteran players such as Talib and running back C.J. Anderson could be released along the way. But the Broncos will be looking at quarterback, the offensive line, inside linebacker and possibly cornerback, if the right player is available. — Jeff Legwold

The Texans have more than $56 million of cap space, and they need to spend most of it to fill holes on both sides of the ball. Houston doesn’t have a first- or second-round pick in the draft, so the team will need to address its glaring needs along the offensive line and in the secondary through free agency. The Texans might not have to spend much to keep any of their own players, so expect most of it to go to external options. — Sarah Barshop

Talent like Kirk Cousins doesn’t hit the open market all that often. The Vikings need to shoot their shot to land the quarterback, but even if they get outbid, they’ll need to play their cards right with Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Bradford and work out a deal to re-sign one (or more). With roughly $57 million in available cap space, the Vikings can be as aggressive as they want when looking for a quarterback. But that money will quickly diminish once they sign one and start thinking about extensions for players such as linebacker Anthony Barr, receiver Stefon Diggs and others who come due a year from now. As general manager Rick Spielman said, Minnesota has been planning its cap space for this offseason for the past two years. The Vikings will be prudent in ensuring the decisions made over the next few months help them maintain success on the field and don’t put them in a bind financially. — Courtney Cronin

The Jets have more than $70 million in cap room and a 5-11 roster, so the game plan is clear. A chunk of the money could go to Kirk Cousins, their No. 1 target, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if they show interest in top cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Malcolm Butler. Their philosophy is to build through the draft — they own the sixth overall pick — but they have too many needs to let the cap money burn a hole in their pocket. — Rich Cimini

The Niners will be “aggressively prudent,” as general manager John Lynch likes to call it. They already set the tone for the offseason by signing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a mega-contract paying him more money in terms of annual value than any player in NFL history. That alone should land them in the “aggressive” category, but it would be foolish to think their work here is done. Even with Garoppolo under contract, the Niners still figure to have somewhere between $60 million and $70 million in cap space, depending on what the final number turns out to be. With holes at cornerback, edge rusher, the interior of the offensive line, wide receiver and possibly running back, there’s reason to believe the 49ers won’t hesitate to pursue players they think are worth adding to the mix, even if they’re expensive. As a team that suddenly looks like it could be back in the postseason hunt, filling important needs will be a priority. — Nick Wagoner


2: Active, but not breaking the bank

The Cardinals would have fallen under “aggressive,” but they currently have only about $22 million in cap space, allowing them to be active but not too aggressive. If the Cardinals open up more cap room, they could be aggressive in free agency to start molding the roster to new head coach Steve Wilks’ liking. Wilks has already said the Cardinals will be “very aggressive” this offseason when it comes to finding a quarterback, whether it’s through free agency, a trade or the draft (Arizona currently has no QBs under contract for the 2018 season). As for the rest of the roster, the Cardinals will be active in trying to fill holes at wide receiver and cornerback. — Josh Weinfuss

The Falcons probably won’t overspend, but they’ll look to plug some holes on both lines while possibly looking into adding more targets for quarterback Matt Ryan. The one position to keep an eye on is offensive guard. General manager Thomas Dimitroff implied the Falcons could be better suited to target that position in free agency rather than the draft after seeing the success they had in landing Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. The Falcons need to solidify the interior of the line next to Mack with a bona fide starter, or perhaps two, based on left guard Andy Levitre‘s health. — Vaughn McClure

All indications point to the Ravens not being as active as fans might hope because Baltimore is projected to have only $10 million in cap space, which ranks among the worst in the NFL. But owner Steve Bisciotti said last month he isn’t worried about the current cap situation and that the Ravens can “make a splash” after restructuring contracts. A priority for Baltimore is upgrading the targets for quarterback Joe Flacco. That means adding a wide receiver and tight end to help improve the NFL’s No. 29 pass offense. –Jamison Hensley

The Bills were more active than expected last offseason, inking safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer to multiyear deals and seeing instant results. Their cap situation this March will depend on whether quarterback Tyrod Taylor is kept, traded or released, but there is a potential for Buffalo to have $40 million or more in cap space. Part of that amount could go toward retaining core defensive players such as defensive tackle Kyle Williams and linebacker Preston Brown, but there should be some room left for adding a lower-cost veteran quarterback (if Taylor is gone). The Bills already signed veteran cornerback Vontae Davis, meaning starting cornerback E.J. Gaines is likely to sign elsewhere as a free agent. — Mike Rodak

The Panthers would like to re-sign a few of their own free agents, but they won’t break the bank to do it. Guard Andrew Norwell and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei likely would be bank breakers, so look for them to at least test the market and likely move on. Re-signing defensive end Julius Peppers, punter Graham Gano and possibly tight end Ed Dickson will be a priority. The team will look to find quality depth at wide receiver and guard if the price is right. — David Newton

The Bears have more than $50 million in salary-cap space, and that number is expected to climb once they release certain veterans before the league year begins. But general manager Ryan Pace has said on multiple occasions that he’s committed more to building through the draft. Pace has spent $141 million in guaranteed money since 2015 — the fourth-highest total in the NFL — but Chicago typically doesn’t break the bank on free agents in March. The Bears are expected to target cornerback, wide receiver and pass-rusher when free agency opens. — Jeff Dickerson

The Packers will be active without breaking the bank. At least that’s the vibe from new general manager Brian Gutekunst, who replaced the free-agent averse Ted Thompson. Although Gutekunst worked under Thompson and has a deep background as a college scout, he knows the holes in this roster can’t all be plugged through the draft. In fact, he called free agency “an absolute must as an accessory piece” to roster building. It won’t be the main building block, but when he says he doesn’t want to be “afraid” of free agency, he sounds like he means it. Ideally, the Packers would add a pass-rusher (or two) in free agency, so they don’t have to rely solely on the draft to fill their biggest need. — Rob Demovsky

Thanks to some of their recent moves, including the trade of quarterback Alex Smith to Washington and cornerback Marcus Peters to the Rams, the Chiefs should have about $20 million to spend when the league year begins. While that total won’t allow the Chiefs to win many bidding wars, they can be effective at lower levels in filling some holes on their roster. Kansas City could use pass-rushing help and a veteran to back up Patrick Mahomes II, among other needs. — Adam Teicher

General manager Tom Telesco believes in building his team through the draft and using free agency to fill specific needs on the 53-man roster. This offseason should be no different. Traditionally, Telesco focuses on re-signing his own pending free agents first before eyeing players from other teams. However, the Chargers have a glaring need at kicker, and that should be the top priority for Telesco heading into free agency. — Eric D. Williams

The Rams addressed a major need at a minimal cost when they agreed to acquire shutdown cornerback Marcus Peters from the Chiefs, a move that changed the dynamic of their entire offseason. They’re now projected at just under $40 million in salary-cap space, and a lot of that money will probably be allocated to their own players. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner and wide receiver Sammy Watkins are pending free agents, and the Rams would like to bring them both back. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald is headed into the final year of his rookie contract and will eventually command a salary in line with the game’s highest-paid defensive players. If the Rams venture into the open market, they’ll be looking mostly at edge rushers and bigger guys inside, either at nose tackle or inside linebacker, who can help them improve against the run. They might get more secondary help, too. — Alden Gonzalez

The Patriots will always pick their spots, but after taking the plunge on the first day of free agency last year with a high-end five-year, $65 million pact for cornerback Stephon Gilmore, it’s hard to imagine the team breaking the bank again in 2018. The salary cap shouldn’t be an impediment to any moves the team hopes to make. Given how often the Patriots are in sub packages, a safety such as the Saints’ Kenny Vaccaro could possibly pique their interest if the price is right. But more than anything, retaining their own free agents — starting with left tackle Nate Solder and running back Dion Lewis — seems like a sound strategy. — Mike Reiss

The Giants won’t be among the most aggressive teams this year. They don’t have anywhere near the most money to spend. They will, however, be active in the offensive line market, where they should open their wallets to land a significant player or two. They have no choice. The Giants don’t have much currently under contract, and new general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur have vowed to fix the offensive line. Some of the major work has to be done in free agency, especially with arguably the Giants’ three best linemen — Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg and D.J. Fluker — on the market. — Jordan Raanan

The Saints are always active in free agency, and this year should be no different. They should have around $15 million in cap space even after a new deal with quarterback Drew Brees is completed (depending on how it’s structured). The Saints rarely go after the most expensive tier of blockbuster free agents, but expect something similar to last year when they spent big on one high-end guy (guard Larry Warford at $8.5 million per year), then found a handful of other key players in the second and third tiers (A.J. Klein, Ted Ginn Jr., Alex Okafor, Manti Te’o, etc.). — Mike Triplett

This comes with a caveat. The Raiders are estimated to have more than $19.5 million in cap space, need to sign defensive end Khalil Mack to a rich contract extension this offseason, and could free up an additional $30 million-plus by parting ways with running back Marshawn Lynch ($5.95 million), wide receiver Michael Crabtree ($7.68 million), linebacker Bruce Irvin ($8.25 million) and cornerback Sean Smith ($8.5 million). As such, Oakland’s activity in free agency is seemingly tied to how many players the Raiders choose to move on from, and balancing the money saved with money paid to said free agents. As new coach Jon Gruden told the East Bay Times, “We’ve really focused on some specific free agents that will be available when free agency begins. It’s been a grind.” And that’s not taking into account Oakland’s own free agents it would want to retain, such as linebacker NaVorro Bowman, cornerback TJ Carrie and defensive linemen Denico Autry and Justin Ellis. — Paul Gutierrez

We can expect the Seahawks to be active in free agency because that’s how they’ve always operated under general manager John Schneider, even when they haven’t made major splashes. Last year, for instance, Seattle signed a handful of unrestricted free agents to one-year deals and only one of them — guard Luke Joeckel — got more than $3 million guaranteed. With several holes to fill and not a ton of money to work with, the team’s approach could be similar this offseason. The Seahawks are projected to have around $14 million in cap space as it stands now and could clear at least $10 million more by releasing cornerback Jeremy Lane and defensive end Cliff Avril. They won’t have much left over if they re-sign defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and safety Bradley McDougald, maybe their two most important unrestricted free agents. Look for the Seahawks to scour free agency for bargains at defensive end, offensive guard/tackle, strongside linebacker and kicker. — Brady Henderson

The Bucs have the fifth-most cap space in the league this offseason. But they have to prepare for a big long-term contract for wide receiver Mike Evans, and later, quarterback Jameis Winston. Center Ali Marpet looks poised to collect a nice deal, too. It would still leave enough to sign a quality pass-rusher, but at the right price. One thing to keep in mind is that big free-agent signings with four-plus-year deals have not bode well for the Bucs in recent years (Michael Johnson, Anthony Collins, Bruce Carter). Whomever they bring in from the outside, they need to vet more carefully. — Jenna Laine

The Titans have around $50 million in cap space, but I expect them to make several moves to find the right players at the right prices, rather than make one or two elite free-agency splashes. General manager Jon Robinson has had success with mid-level signings such as receiver Rishard Matthews, cornerback Logan Ryan and center Ben Jones. I’d expect a similar plan this offseason, seeking additions at receiver, running back, defensive back, guard and linebacker. The Titans do have to shell some money out to their own players — left tackle Taylor Lewan, for example — and could choose to re-sign others such as linebacker Avery Williamson, guard Josh Kline or defensive end DaQuan Jones. — Cameron Wolfe

The Redskins will go after some prime free agents — they showed interest in top guys last year as well — but they will also be restrained. The sign-at-all-costs mentality no longer exists at Redskins Park. But names to watch include receiver Paul Richardson or defensive linemen Bennie Logan and Dontari Poe. Washington was active on the first day of free agency last season with multiple signings, but none were considered splashy. The Redskins have 17 unrestricted free agents and will try to retain some key players, such as linebacker Zach Brown, but they do have a limit (which is why Brown remains without a long-term deal). Linebacker Trent Murphy will be a priority to re-sign as well. — John Keim


3: Not as active as fans might hope

The Bengals have never been very aggressive in free agency, and after receiving four compensatory picks in this year’s draft, it would be very surprising to see them suddenly shift philosophy now. Cincinnati usually signs a free agent or two but never goes after the big fish in the early days of the signing period. — Katherine Terrell

This has been the Cowboys’ approach for the past few years, much to the fans’ chagrin. But executive vice president Stephen Jones believes average players get paid like great players in free agency. The Cowboys can create plenty of cap room to make splashes, but they have not done that since signing cornerback Brandon Carr in 2012. They’ll look to keep their own, such as defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and linebacker Anthony Hitchens, while working on a long-term deal for guard Zack Martin. Those would be their splash signings, but they need to work more than just the edges in free agency to improve the roster. — Todd Archer

This is probably a combination of active but not supremely active. General manager Bob Quinn has shown he is willing to go after free agents and make what he considers strategic moves with his money. The Lions already made their first big decision, franchising their own big-ticket free agent, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. Detroit does have money to spend, and Quinn could have some big targets in mind (he has been aggressive in targeting positions of need in his first two offseasons by signing receiver Marvin Jones, guard T.J. Lang and offensive tackle Rick Wagner). But this year Quinn might not have to be as aggressive, continuing to focus on areas of improvement and building depth instead of trying to sign the biggest names possible. — Michael Rothstein

The Colts will have around $79 million in cap space to address their offensive line, pass rush, receiver and running back needs. General manager Chris Ballard has already said they won’t break the bank. His focus is building the roster through the draft. If the Colts do spend on free agents, you can expect it to be on a player who is still relatively young with a strong upside. The days of overspending on players on the decline — as was the case under former general manager Ryan Grigson — are over in Indianapolis with Ballard making the decisions. “We won’t pay a mid-tier player [top-tier] money,” Ballard said. — Mike Wells

Now that the Jaguars have signed quarterback Blake Bortles to an extension, the attention turns to re-signing wide receiver Allen Robinson. After that, however, the Jaguars won’t be the big-time players they have been in free agency over the past three seasons. They have every piece in place on defense, so a depth player or two could be signed. Tight end and guard are the big needs on offense, but the Jaguars can afford to be picky there, especially since it’s supposed to be a good draft at those positions. Don’t expect the Jaguars to shell out big money this March. — Mike DiRocco

This is a deep Super Bowl roster, so fans shouldn’t be let down if there isn’t a lot of movement. The Eagles are projected to be about $9 million over the cap, so the champs certainly aren’t in a position to go splash-crazy — and they don’t need to. But the term “stand pat” is not in executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman’s vocabulary. First up, the front office needs to decide what to do with pending free agents such as linebacker Nigel Bradham, cornerback Patrick Robinson and running backs LeGarrette Blount and Darren Sproles. Once that business is tended to, look for the Eagles to find creative ways to tweak their roster. They might not be aggressive on day one when the big-money signings go down, but will likely be heard from before long. — Tim McManus

This is a borderline Rating 4. The Steelers project to have around $6 million in cap space, which they will need to re-sign running back Le’Veon Bell and maybe grab a veteran inside linebacker or safety. They simply don’t have the money to drop serious coin. Consider this: The Steelers had twice that amount last year and their biggest free-agent signing was defensive end Tyson Alualu at two years, $6 million. Pittsburgh is not a major player in March. The team prefers developing its own talent. — Jeremy Fowler


4: Standing pat

The Dolphins simply do not have money to spend. They will enter the new league year $8.6 million over the salary cap after placing the franchise tag on wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Miami needs help at linebacker and along the offensive line, but will need to cut players to open up some cap room. Tight end Julius Thomas and linebacker Lawrence Timmons are reportedly on the chopping block. — ESPN.com

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Source — Seattle Seahawks plan to hire Los Angeles Rams’ Shane Waldron as offensive coordinator

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks are planning to hire Los Angeles Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron as their new offensive coordinator, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The 41-year-old Waldron has not called plays in any of his seven seasons as an NFL assistant. He spent the past four seasons with the Rams and was their passing game coordinator for the past three seasons.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll cast a wide net and took his time in his search for a new offensive coordinator to replace Brian Schottenheimer. Carroll interviewed candidates both with and without quarterback backgrounds, with former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and Las Vegas Raiders running backs coach Kirby Wilson among those in the latter category. The Seahawks requested an interview with Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey.

In the end, Carroll plucked from the Sean McVay tree for his fourth offensive coordinator since he was hired by Seattle in 2010. Waldron followed McVay to Los Angeles from the Washington Football Team, where he was an offensive quality control coach in 2016. Waldron held an additional title of quarterbacks coach in 2019.

The Seahawks set a franchise record for points in 2020, Schottenheimer’s third season as their coordinator, but most of that success came early in the season before Seattle’s offense hit a wall midyear. Their struggles continued in their 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams.

The Seahawks announced on Jan. 12 they were “parting ways” with Schottenheimer, citing philosophical differences.

Quarterback Russell Wilson made it clear both to the team and to reporters that he wanted his voice heard in the search for Schottenheimer’s replacement. Wilson’s personal quarterback coach, Jake Heaps, tweeted his excitement over Schefter’s report that Waldron was the pick.

Waldron’s departure marks more turnover for McVay’s staff. Defensive coordinator Brandon Staley was hired as the Los Angeles Chargers head coach, and assistants Ray Agnew, Joe Barry and Aubrey Pleasant have taken coaching jobs elsewhere. The Rams’ front office lost Brad Holmes, who was hired by the Detroit Lions as their general manager.



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Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph not pleased with usage, won’t accept pay cut

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph knows his worth and he won’t be granting any discounts ahead of his 11th season in the NFL.

In an appearance on the “Unrestricted with Ben Leber” podcast, Rudolph expressed displeasure with his role in the Vikings offense over the last two seasons, having gone from Minnesota’s second or third leading receiver from 2015-18 to being an afterthought in the passing game in 2020.

Minnesota is projected to be $12.8 million over the cap ahead of the new league year and would gain $5.1 million in cap space if they were to release Rudolph this offseason (which comes with $4.35 million in dead money). The Vikings could also restructure Rudolph’s current deal, with three years remaining, to lower his 2021 cap number from $9.45 million to nearly half.

It wouldn’t be the first time the Vikings approached the two-time Pro Bowl tight end with a proposal to restructure. In June 2019, Rudolph reworked his contract into a four-year extension two months after Minnesota used a second-round pick to draft TE Irv Smith Jr. out of Alabama. Last season, Smith finished third on the Vikings in receiving and touchdowns (365 yards, 5 TDs).

Rudolph said he isn’t sure how Minnesota’s front office will approach his situation ahead of free agency, but he stood firm with his belief that he should be paid the entirety of what his contract entails.

“Obviously, I’m realistic. I see both sides,” Rudolph said. “If I were [team owners] the Wilf’s, if I were [general manager] Rick [Spielman], I’m looking at this situation like, ‘hey, we’re paying this guy a lot of money and you’re not using him, so why are we continuing to pay him a lot of money?’

“With that being said, I think I’m worth every dime of my contract. That doesn’t mean that I’m used to my potential and I’m used to do what I do well, so it will be interesting over the next few months. Like I said, I have three years left on my contract. I don’t want to go anywhere else. I’ve somehow become a pretty decent blocker because I’ve been forced to. It certainly wasn’t something that I ever did well at any point of my career. Maybe in high school because I was bigger than everyone else, but even then, I just wanted to run around and catch balls.

“Early on last season, the writing was on the wall. I saw where our offense was going. I had like seven or eight catches in the first six games. It was just absurd. I was literally blocking all the time.”

Rudolph caught 28 passes on 35 targets in 2020, his lowest output since the 2014 season. He churned of 334 receiving yards and one touchdown, the latter of which was a career-low for the former second-round pick.

Rudolph was asked to pass block on 43 snaps last season, down from the 68 pass-blocking snaps he played in 2019. The veteran tight end revealed on the podcast the reason for his late-season injured reserve designation that forced him to miss Weeks 13-17: A lisfranc sprain in his foot.

Asked what he would do if the Vikings came to him with a restructure proposal that would keep him in the same role he played on offense, Rudolph made it clear he would not agree to a reduced salary for 2021. He’s scheduled to make a base salary of $7.65 million this season.

“It wouldn’t happen,” he said. “You only get to play this game for so many years and I feel like I have a lot of good football left. Now we fast forward, I’ve played these three years on my contract and I’m now 33, 34 and they’re like ‘hey, we want to keep you around for a couple years at a much lower number but we want you to do X, Y and Z help these young guys out’ — sign me up.

“But like I said, at 31, with how I feel physically, with knowing what I can still do … It’s simply a lack of opportunities. In the past, I was the one getting red zone targets. I can’t sign up for that again.”

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Former Alabama football teammates DeVonta Smith, Tua Tagovailoa have discussed possible reunion with Miami Dolphins

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MOBILE, Ala. — Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith has already pictured himself in a Miami Dolphins uniform reuniting with former college teammate Tua Tagovailoa, and the thought could be mutual.

“We just talked about it would be nice to run it back again,” Smith told NFL Network after Tuesday’s practice at the Senior Bowl about the possibility of teaming up again with the Dolphins’ starting quarterback. “Not too much, but somewhat talked about it.”

The Dolphins hold the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, and the team has a big need for more explosive playmakers for Tagovailoa. Smith, who became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy since Desmond Howard in 1991 and only the second since 1940, would certainly fit that criterion.

Smith is participating in meetings and watching practices along with Dolphins coaches at the Senior Bowl, but he is not participating on the field because of a dislocated finger suffered in Alabama’s national championship victory over Ohio State. He had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns in that game before the injury.

He was wearing a black wrap on his right hand Tuesday.

The biggest question about Smith leading up to the draft is whether his size will hinder his becoming a top-five pick. Alabama listed Smith as 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, and he declined to weigh in at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday. He said he’d wait until Alabama’s pro day to do full measurements.

Dolphins coach Brian Flores doesn’t seem too worried about Smith’s size affecting their evaluation of him.

“This guy is a very, very good player. You can nitpick all you want about a guy’s size, but good players are good players are good players. We all can see that,” Flores said Tuesday. “This guy is a very good player. He made a lot of plays in college. He made a lot of plays in the biggest games of the year. You can nitpick all day on things on people. He’s a very good player, and it’s been good getting to know him. He’s a good kid, too.”

Smith played bigger than his size in college, as he regularly found a way to separate from press coverage, broke tackles in the open field and proved to be durable throughout his four-year career at Alabama.

If the Dolphins want Smith, they might have some competition. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. projects Smith going No. 2 to the New York Jets in his first mock draft, with the Dolphins taking LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase at No. 3.

Running back Najee Harris, Smith’s teammate at Alabama, is also participating under the tutelage of Dolphins coaches at the Senior Bowl and also could be on the team’s radar to reunite with Tagovailoa in Miami. The Dolphins have four picks in the top 50 of the NFL draft (Nos. 3, 18, 35 and 50).

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