Who is this new guy playing wide out for the Miami Dolphins? Chad Bumphis came out of no where last Sunday against the Cowboys catching a game best 5 receptions for 85 yards. Bumphis is not known for his size or speed but he makes up for it by getting open. The 5 foot 9 receiver weighs a little over 200 pounds and is best known for his ability to play the slot as he did so in college. Bellow is a video showing you some highlights against LSU and Texas A&M, two good teams who possess 2 good defenses.
But how is this guy making a splash if he didn't even get invited to the combine and went undrafted? One thing Dolphin fans can relate him a little to is Davone Bess, who is undersized, didn't possess top speed, and went undrafted. However both possess that ability to run nice routes to get open. Will he become a starter? Probably not. He might even get cut who knows since he did cost the Dolphins a TD by dropping a pass that led to a Dallas TD. But the Dolphins need a 4th receiver with Wallace, Hartline, and Gibson securing the top 3 spots in that order. Today in practice he was promoted to the second string and showed the coaches they made the right choice by beating starting CB Brent Grimes for a 50 yard touchdown.
We all love the story of the underdog. The one no one expects to do anything and comes out of now where.This is a player Dolphins fans need to keep their eye on, I know I for sure am. I'll be rooting for him, he has earned my respect by working hard even when so many have counted him out.