A pair of NFL prospects in Garret Greenfield and Louis Rees-Zammit both recently made comments linking themselves to the Miami Dolphins franchise.
Rees-Zammit, a former rugby standout, cited the weather as a reason why he would embrace joining the Dolphins.
“I love the warm weather,” he said. “I haven’t got a preference, I’d take anywhere to be honest. But obviously here in Florida, there are three teams that have got the weather. Any of them would do, Miami is probably my favorite destination, but I would take anywhere. I’m just out here training hard and seeing what happens.”
Rees-Zammit once clocked in a speed of 24.2 miles per hour in a rugby game. That’s a faster top speed than Dolphins star wide receiver Tyreek Hill has ever had in the NFL. Hill, of course, is regarded as one of the speediest players in the league.
For comparison, Hill’s career-high speed of 23.2 miles per hour came during a kickoff return back in 2016, when he was still a member of the Kansas City Chiefs franchise.
Rees-Zammit is residing in the United States while pursuing his NFL dream, which means he was unable to participate in Wales’ loss to England in the Six Nations. The 23-year-old spoke about how hard it was not to be involved in the action.
“I watched the game yesterday,” he said. “I was jealous of the boys playing. It was in my mind and I was pretty gutted, but the boys put a hell of a shift in and they just managed to lose, which is tough. But I thought there were a fair few players out there who gave it their all yesterday.”
Meanwhile, South Dakota State University offensive lineman Garret Greenfield is another prospect now linked to the Dolphins. He admitted that recently he spent an “extended” period speaking to six NFL teams, with one of them being the Dolphins.
“It was like a speed dating routine (laughs),” Greenfield told The Draft Network. “I spoke with almost every single team the way the Shrine Bowl had the meeting rooms set up. I think I had a lot of great interviews.
“I’d say I spent an extended amount of time with the [Las Vegas] Raiders, [Tennessee] Titans, Chiefs, Dolphins, [Buffalo] Bills and the [Minnesota] Vikings. Those teams stood out to me.”
Greenfield put together quite an impressive resume during his time as a member of the Jackrabbits. He earned team captain honors in multiple seasons and took home some accolades thanks to his offensive line play.
The 2024 NFL Draft is still quite some time away. The first day of the draft won’t be until April 25, which is over two months from now.
But Dolphins fans should be encouraged that two talented prospects in Greenfield and Rees-Zammit are already being linked to Miami. With any luck, one or both of them will end up joining the team ahead of the 2024 campaign.