The Miami Longhorns: An In-depth Look

Head coach and General Manager LeoMansa King has turned the Miami Dolphins into a viable career path for multiple Texas Longhorns. King seems to have an affinity for recruiting players who attended his father’s alma mater. From the 40 acres to the streets of MIA, let’s take a look at the notable Longhorns who are featured on this season 3 Miami Dolphins football team.  

Sam Ehlinger (QB)

  • MyMadden Value = 325.5
  • Back up QB
  • Can run and make plays with his arm.
    • 6’3 225 pounds
    • 84 speed 86 accel… only has 87 throw power but 80s across the board on accuracy
  • Signed a 4-year contract and will be the backup for the rest of the cycle
  • Has shown in preseason if Tua goes down that he can move the ball down field. 

Keaontay Ingram (HB)

  • MyMadden Value = 321.5
  • Practice team running back
  • Had promise but was underutilized in his rookie season. 
    • 6’0 235-pound Power back with 90 truck
  • Still on his rookie deal. Dolphins took 2 running back in the draft so it looks like it will be tough for Ingram to see any snaps. With the new fatigue setting and injuries slider going up he may get a shot if the backs in from of him go down. 

Brennan Eagles (WR)

  • MyMadden Value = 302.7
  • Rookie – Drafted Round 3 pick 13
  • 6’4 231 pounds (could move up to 246 by end of camp)
  • Future Tight End for the Dolphins
  • Super athletic weapon the Dolphins will immediately get on to the field. Virtual coaching staff has begun shaping this college wide out to be ready to transition to tight end. He will back up Mike Gesicki and some see him as a generational talent. 

Brandon Jones (FS)

  • MyMadden Value = 262.8
  • Starting Free Safety entering his 3rd year 
  • Hybrid safety who delivers big hits alongside his backfield counterpart, Keanu Neal.
    • 82 hit power in a 5’11 198-pound package
  • Season 3 will be his first as the exclusive starter at Free Safety.
  • Virtual coaching staff loves his command of the defense. Will looking to bring in Ray Lewis to consult and see if Jones has the heart to play as a Rover. 

Anthony Cook (CB)

  • MyMadden Value = 255.5
  • Rookie – Drafted Round 6 pick 13
  • Depth CB and special teams player. 6’0 190-pounds 
    • 92 speed 92 acceleration
  • Can learn watching a loading defensive back field that includes: Byron Jones (94 overall), Keanu Neal (90 overall), and Xavien Howard (85 overall) 

Its excting to see all these former Longhorns on a virtual NFL roster. Lets see if they can live up to some of the great Longhorns of the past. The University of Texas has fallen out of the powerhouse limelight over the last 10 years. Can the Premier Madden League be the beginning of their resurgence? We will have to wait and find out.