But the work has already begun, even before the team reconvenes for next week’s OTA, and Ryan Tannehill has been blown away by Wallace’s speed.
“Everything I heard about him coming in has proved to be true – he’s as advertised,” Tannehill told the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson. “He’s the fastest guy I’ve ever thrown to. It’s exciting.”
When the two were recently working through the route tree, Tannehill told Jackson, he asked Wallace to ratchet it back, go at half speed for a little while. Wallace responded that he already was going half speed.
That type of top-flight speed — especially because it filled an obvious need — naturally made Wallace the headliner of the Dolphins’ free-agent class. But the team made full-scale offensive changes via free agency and the draft, also adding former St. Louis Rams receiver Brandon Gibson and former New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller.
Perhaps overlooked during the team’s eventful offseason, Gibson is the type of receiver that fits into any scheme. You can put him in the slot, kick him outside, line him up all over the field, really. That type of malleability should help out Tannehill, as well, during his second season.
“I really like Brandon,” Tannehill said. “He moves well. He’s a really natural pass catcher, catchBes with his hands [not his body]. Smooth in and out of routes. I’m excited we got him. And he really understands, so that you’re able to make a correction the first time and not worry about it again.”
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