In 2012, one of the biggest issues that the Miami Dolphins failed to overcome was their inability to defend the pass. They finished the season ranked twenty-seventh in the league, allowing 248 passing yards per-game. It was obvious, if Miami wanted to succeed, improving the secondary was a necessity. The Dolphins took a step in the right direction by signing Pro-Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes. That wasn’t the only move made, however. In an attempt to continue to bolster the secondary, the Dolphins drafted two cornerbacks; one of them being Will Davis.
For Davis, his rookie year was mostly spent on the sidelines as he battled through injury. Despite playing in three earlier games; it wasn’t until a week fifteen match up against the New England Patriots when Davis made his presence known. He had a tremendous impact on the game, recording a career best seven tackles.
Luckily for Davis, last season’s injuries are apparently a thing of the past. Heading into the team’s first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, Davis seems very happy with his progression.
“I’m feeling good,” Davis said. ““As long as I stay healthy I’m going to be in the rotation.”
With the way Davis has practiced throughout training camp, there are no reasons to believe otherwise. Heading into his second season in the National Football League, Davis is making major strides towards becoming an impact player on defense. During camp, Davis has been all over the field. It seems as if making plays during practice is turning into a regular event for Will. Just a few days ago, Davis was able to intercept starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, where he would return the ball for a touchdown.
Another positive for Davis is his incredible confidence. He know’s what he can do on the field and he also is aware of his limitations. Heading into the team’s preseason opener, Davis is conscious of the fact that he must stand out. Knowing that he will receive a substantial amount of playing time against Atlanta, it is important that he leaves his mark.
“It’s about going out there and trying to make plays. Trying to stand out,” Davis said. “That’s why they brought me here. To make plays.”
It is without question that the Miami Dolphins will be looking for Davis to make plays this season. He has made great strides throughout camp and is coming along very nicely. I, along with many other Dolphin fans are looking forward to seeing what he can do when given the opportunity. It all starts tomorrow night.
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