Miami Dolphins Preview: CB Brent Grimes

Brent Grimes was voted the 38th player on the NFL’s Top 100 of 2015 list by his peers. Will he live up to this ranking in 2015 for the Miami Dolphins.

In 2014, Brent Grimes established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. He deserves to be talked about in the same conversation as Darrelle Revis, Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman. The former division two prospect finished last season with a ridiculous 48 tackles, five interceptions, one touchdown, 13 defended passes and one forced fumble.

As a result, he was named the 38th best player on the NFL’s Top 100 list for 2015. It was the second straight year he was named to the list by his peers.

Just like the rest of the Miami Dolphins defense, Brent Grimes should be in for an even better 2015 season thanks to the signing of the top free agent of this offseason, Ndamukong Suh. Suh will put pressure on opposing quarterbacks, allowing Brent Grimes to play up on his receiver and pick off easy passes. It helps that Grimes as Odell Beckham –like athleticism, which he shows off below with this one-handed grab against Detroit.

Best 2014 NFL performance

Week 9 against the San Diego Chargers

Grimes picked off two Philip Rivers passes and added three total tackles as the Dolphins dominated 37-0.

Worst 2014 NFL performance

Week 17 against the New York Jets

In arguably Geno Smith’s best outing as an NFL quarterback, Grimes logged just one tackle as the Dolphins lost yet again late in the season to the Jets.

Grimes should continue to play at an All-Pro level, and will make his case as the league’s best cornerback next season with another good year predicted.

2015 Season Prediction: 40 tackles, 15 passes defended, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 7 interceptions.

p>Grimes is already off to a fast start, as he had an interception nearly returned for a touchdown last week against Kirk Cousins.


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