Connor Williams, OL & Cedrick Wilson, WR (Dolphins)
The Dolphins absolutely do not deserve to be in the playoffs, but you can say that about a lot of teams (the Buccaneers). They lost five straight games before beating the Jets 9-6 in Week 18 to back-door into the dance. They also needed the Bills to beat the Patriots at home. Talk about sneaking in.
Williams and Wilson were considered big losses in the offseason. Ironically, only Williams emerged into a key player for Mike McDaniel’s Dolphins. With Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle hogging the target share in the passing game, Wilson managed just 12 catches for 136 yards and zero touchdowns in 15 games this year.
For context, Wilson tallied 45 catches for 602 yards and six scores operating as Dallas’ third receiver behind Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.
Cowboys fans actually didn’t mind seeing Williams leave after his penalty-plagued final season with the franchise. Though solid in pass pro and in the run game, Williams’ 15 penalties were the second-most among all offensive linemen.
This year, though, Williams put together a complete year in Miami. His penalty output was cut in half, and then some (6). The former second-round pick in 2018 started all 17 games and allowed just 12 pressures and three sacks while earning a 76.7 player grade and 83.0 run-blocking grade from Pro Football Focus.