Former Liberty County High School and Ohio State football player Raekwon McMillan may start his rookie season with the Miami Dolphins.
According to several news reports and the Dolphins Wire in USA Today, the second round Dolphins’ pick may fill in for Koa Misi who was placed on injured reserve.
McMillan has rotated at all three linebacker positions during training camp and said he was, "comfortable," at the middle linebacker spot. It was reported that the Dolphins staff has been impressed with McMillan’s maturity and composure and his ability to learn the playbook.
Dolphins Wire reported McMillan was calling plays at training camp.
News accounts report that McMillan is the favorite to start beside veterans Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso.
McMillan credits Ohio State for preparing to play in the NFL.
"At Ohio State, we did a lot of the things that we do here, but (at Ohio State it was) less complex, way less complex," McMillan told reporters of Dolphins Wire Monday after practice. "In an NFL game, we go into all the different types of route combinations that the offense can give us and it’s an elite level of players. So you’ve got to change it up every now and then. But playing at the best of the best in college, it helped me out a lot. It helped me adjust to the speed of the game here. Just on the mental side, we did a lot of things at Ohio State that helped us transition to the NFL."