Can Taco Charlton help at all this season?
Heading into the 2019 season, the Miami Dolphins had several glaring weaknesses. And aside from the warts we continue to see each and every day in South Florida, pass-rusher remains at the top of the list. Truth is, Miami has all the money and draft capital in the world, but that can’t be used until the league year strikes 2020. So for now, they must continue to bring in low-risk, high-reward signings in hopes of building a young nucleus. Which leads us to the 28th-overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Taco Charlton.
Charlton, 24, was recently released by the Dallas Cowboys after he took to social media to voice his displeasure with his role in Big D. He believes he deserves a bigger role elsewhere, and Miami might be the perfect destination.
The age old saying ‘One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure’ applies to the situation. After all, Charlton amassed 46 (18 solo) tackles and 4 sacks in his two seasons with the Cowboys. Ironically enough, Charles Harris has 43 (18 solo) and 3 sacks in two years. Harris was drafted six picks before Taco.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 6, 2017
The question isn’t whether or not the Dolphins should use a waiver claim on Taco Charlton, because they should. But will they have the opportunity to claim him before one of the other 12 teams with a hire waiver claim.
As I learned earlier today, the waiver order is currently based off of last year’s draft order. Though this will change after the end of Week 3.
Until week 3. One more to go…to be first!
— Alfredo Arteaga (@UptownReport) September 18, 2019
Brian Flores could turn Taco into a superstar. I believe that.
And it can’t hurt that he graduated from the University of Michigan, Ross’ one true love.
Charlton is a player with very good physical attributes, who can be a valuable speed-rusher off the EDGE.
Miami missed out on Clowney. The same may have been true regarding Trey Flowers. Nevertheless, Charlton could be an asset on a team with very little hope for the future. And if not, they cut ties with the 24-year old DE, who is set to make under $4M over the next two seasons.
Miami needs a pass-rusher and Taco needs a new home.
“Yo Quiero, Taco Charlton”