It was inevitable to me that there was a chance that Miami Dolphins would exercise the fifth-year option of the defensive lineman Christian Wilkins. However, as the deadline began to get closer and each player began to have their fifth-year option rescinded I began to think about whether the general director Chris Grier and new head coach Mike McDaniel were going to make a huge mistake.
Narrator Then They Didn’t.
As per the NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe, the Dolphins have signed Wilkins Fifth-year option, which is estimated to fetch $10.753M in 2023.
The Dolphins have exercised the 5th year option for DT Christian Wilkins, per sources.
Miami considers Wilkins as a fundamental player in their defensive identity due to his work ethic and energy. He has seen steady improvements since his drafting, including the 2021 season which was a great one.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) April 28, 2022
Wilkins was picked as a player by The Dolphins in the opening round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Former Clemson Tiger was picked as the 13 eighth overall pick following an impressive college career. In his three years with Miami, Wilkins played 2100 total defensive minutes.
For 2021 Wilkins took part in 734 of the snaps that’s 65percent from Miami’s snaps on defense. In the three seasons he played with Miami the player racked up 192 tackles (82 in one game) 8 sacks as well as 11 pass breakups, an interception, as well as recovering a fumble. He also scored a touchdown reception in the last game of the season. The New York Jets.
Wilkins is an effective coach in the locker room and has been improving every year. I am glad to have him back with the Miami Dolphins.
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