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AFC East Rumors: Carter, Scarlett, Armstead, Dolphins

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In addition to three first-round picks, the Jets also selected the top running back in the 2022 NFL Draft, taking Iowa State. Brece Hall in the second round in 36th place overall. After New York finished the 2021 NFL season as a bottom-10 team in rushing yards, last year’s starter, Michael Carteris should take a back seat in Hall in 2022, according to Pro Football Network’s Mike Kaye.

After having watched Tevin Coleman and Ty Johnson starting in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively, Carter got his turn in Week 3 and held on to become the team’s top rusher. The fourth-round rookie carried the ball 147 times (63 times more than the closest back) for 639 yards and 4 touchdowns.

While Hall is expected to take over as the starter, Carter is “likely to be the change of pace” for the Jets. Coleman and Johnson return and will compete with La’Mical Perine and undrafted rookie Zonovian Knight for the remaining places behind Hall and Carter.

Here are some other AFC East rumours, all originating in South Beach:

  • After spending his first season in Miami working with linebackers, the former Texan Brennan Scarlett worked with defensive sides more this offseason, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. It could open the door to a little more playing time for Scarlett as he returns to the role he had success with in Houston. In his two most successful seasons with the Texans, Scarlett had 5.5 sacks and 9.0 tackles for a loss with 80 total tackles. The Dolphins would like to see this production return in 2022.
  • After only playing eight games last year with the Saints, the offensive tackle Terron Armstead is not guaranteed to start the 2022 season healthy for the Dolphins, according to Adam H. Beasley of Pro Football Network. Armstead was closed in mid-December due to arm and knee injuries, undergoing knee surgery. Miami has been paying attention to Armstead, who has had many health issues in his past, holding him back for all spring activities. Beasley points out healthy Armstead could be crucial to young quarterback’s development Tua Tagovailoawhereas “the Dolphins were last in pass block win rate (47%) and 18th in sack rate (6.5%)” in the NFL last year.
  • The Dolphins added to their front office last week with the hiring of a new football analysis staff assistant Jeremy Stabile. He announced the hiring, himself, on his Twitter last Thursday. Stabile’s first football job came at Syracuse University as a recruiting/analytics intern. He has also spent time with football analysis websites as an analyst at Pro Football Focus and PlayerProfiler.com. This is Stabile’s first job in the NFL.