The Miami Dolphins’ offseason program is in the books. They finished their mandatory minicamp on Wednesday after head coach Joe Philbin decided to cancel Thursday’s practice.
Following a series of organized team activities and minicamp, here is a look at whose stock is up in Miami:
1. Jarvis Landry, wide receiver: Some NFL players fall victim to the sophomore slump. But it’s unlikely that will be the case for Landry based on his strong and productive offseason. Landry was Miami’s most consistent playmaker at receiver this offseason. He made spectacular one-handed catches, the routine receptions for first downs and is playing faster in his second year. Miami’s 2014 second-round pick is one of the few holdovers at receivers and knows the offense. He’s also expanding his role to playing in the slot and outside.
2. Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle: Suh showed why the Dolphins invested $114 million in free agency. Arguably the most dominant defensive tackle in the NFL, Suh was hard to block and consistently disruptive, even without pads. Suh gave Dolphins offensive linemen headaches by pushing the pocket and stopping running backs at or behind the line of scrimmage more than any Miami defensive lineman. The pairing of Suh and fellow Pro Bowler Cameron Wake lining up next to each other on the left side of the defense will be problematic for opponents this season.
3. Ryan Tannehill, quarterback: All eyes are on Tannehill after getting a $96 million contract extension this offseason. Tannehill responded by having more good days than bad and getting better as the team went into the summer. Tannehill’s final three practices open to the media were among his best. His reads are faster and more decisive in the second year in offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s scheme. Expectations are higher for Tannehill, and so far he's answered the call.