Dolphins’ Grant Getting Closer to 100%, Can Still Outrun Teammates

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) runs a pass route during a regular season Week 8 NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Houston. The Texans beat the Dolphins 42-23. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

Jakeem Grant is battling every day so that he could be 100% by training camp. The Dolphins receiver hasn’t missed a day of practice with his teammates after his season ending Achilles injury in 2018.

Grant was fortunate enough not to tear his Achilles and is now working up to speed to be the best version of himself in 2019. We all remember the classic high-five with Albert Wilson as the Dolphins duo raced past Raiders defenders to improve Miami’s record to 3-0. Despite the injury, the fact that he is still outrunning teammates is a very good sign.

“I can get up to full gear. I’m still, with the injury and with me not being 100 percent, I can still easily run past guys. I feel like each and every day is a stepping stone. I’m going to continue to rehab, get better and be smart at practice.” – Miami Dolphins transcript release

“The Dream” could easily have an expanded role on offense because of his speed and lateral quickness. He has shown his flashy ability to return kicks, but now will look to have a bigger role in Chad O’Shea’s system. While he might be the smallest player on the team at 5’9, 161 lbs, his ability to get open and outrun defenders has resulted in an average of 13.9 Yards Per Catch. (YPC)

If the Dolphins offensive line can hold their blocks and give speedsters like Grant and Wilson the time they need to get open, we might see a lot more high-fives in 2019.