Las Vegas Raiders: 3 Miami Dolphins to Worry About in Week 3
Xavien Howard, Cornerback
The Dolphins made cornerback Byron Jones the richest cornerback in NFL history last season with a five-year $82million contract. But on the contrary, the best cornerback for this team is without a doubt, Xavien Howard.
His 2020 All-Pro season is proof of this, and his stellar play has carried over into this season. Howard is the only player thus far to have an interception, forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. This speaks volumes of the versatility and ball-hawking ability of the 28-year-old Howard.
In the prime of his career, and not slowing down the slightest, Howard is by far the most dangerous player on the Dolphins. He can lineup with any receiver due to his above-average speed and long 6’1 frame, which makes life difficult for all opposing receivers.
Howard has a knack for knowing where the ball is at all times, and despite the fact quarterback Derek Carr has shredded two imposing defenses so far, Howard can be an issue on his own, and will be the toughest corner the Raiders have faced so far.