Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Alonso saw 311 more snaps than Fins' entire '13 class


The Miami Dolphins' rookies didn't contribute much in 2013.

Dolphins rookies this year combined for a league-low (by a substantial amount) 866 snaps, according to The Palm Beach Post.

By comparison, Buffalo Bills second-round linebacker Kiko Alonso led all rookies in snaps with 1,177, and the New York Jets led the league in combined rookie snap count with 3,810.

Certainly, factors such as the Jets' having two early first-round rookies drafted at needy positions and a rookie quarterback and guard helps, but Gang Green did have two fewer picks overall than Miami, and the Dolphins saw their first four picks (all in the first three rounds) combine for just 450 snaps.

Defensive end Dion Jordan, who the Dolphins traded up to the No. 3 overall spot to draft, saw the field just 338 times in 2013 yet led the team in rookie snaps.

Alonso played every single defensive snap for Buffalo, and the Jets' contributions were broken down as such:

Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (906 / first round), cornerback Dee Milliner (747 / first round), quarterback Geno Smith (1,007 / second round), guard Brian Winters (771 / third round), fullback Tommy Bohanon (379 / seventh round).

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