New Post! Top Ten Miami Dolphins Of 2013: Number Seven

Coming in at number seven, is wide receiver Brian Hartline. In 2013, much of the news and focus was on Mike Wallace. The contract, the speed were the obvious reasons as to why it was on Wallace and not Hartline. But Brian Hartline is Ryan Tannehills favorite target, they have really good chemistry and he is virtually unstoppable on a curl route.

In the offseason, Hartline was a free agent and Jeff Ireland re-signed him for a six year contract worth up to 30 million. Many questioned the amount of the contract because you could make an argument that Hartline is not worth six million per year which is the 23rd highest out of the top 50 contracts at his position.

2013 Season:

Receptions: 76 catches

Receiving Yards: 1016

Touchdowns: 4

Average: 13.4

In 2012, Brian Hartline topped one thousand yards for the first time in his career and in 2013 he duplicated that production, increasing his touchdown production by three. His totals were down across the board except in receptions and touchdowns.

Entering the season the vision for the Dolphins offense was Mike Wallace stretches the defense which allows Brian Hartline to consume everything underneath. This happened and the passing game a lot better. Hartline was a model of consistency this year, arguable the most reliable target in the passing game. Known for his toe touching sideline catches.

What could have boosted Hartline to be ranked higher than seven would have an increase in his yards per catch which dropped this season. You could put into consideration the addition of Mike Wallace but his catches increased this year. And it would be nice to see him surpass his season total of receiving yards last year with 1,083 and get into the 1,100 club.

 

** Contract was founded on Overthecap.com and Spotrac.com