Xavien Howard #25 CB
Miami Dolphins
Height / Weight
6'0" / 201 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
July 4, 1993 (24)
3rd Season
2016 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 38 (MIA)
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When the Dolphins drafted second-round pick Xavien Howard, they immediately were relying on him to fill the starting cornerback spot opposite Byron Maxwell. Now they are just hoping he will be healthy to start the season. Howard was placed on the PUP list before the start of training camp this week with a knee injury suffered at the end of mini-camp. He may be back before the regular season starts, but the Dolphins defense will have to start with a contingency plan that includes backup Tony Lippett in the starting role. The Dolphins have one of the most talented defensive lines in the league, with Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake intimidating quarterbacks. The secondary is more suspect, however, with Maxwell needing to prove himself after a disappointing stint in Philly and the other CB spot in flux. The Dolphins defense is currently ranked 18th in RotoBaller's pre-season rankings and this news only solidifies the fact you shouldn't count on them as your starting defense early in the season.

over a year ago | RotoBaller