Bust Watch: Dolphins LB Koa Misi

July, 26, 2012
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With training camp just days away, the AFC East blog is looking at highly drafted players from each team who need to step up in 2012.

On Thursday we examine an outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins.

Bust Watch: LB Koa Misi

Pick: Second round, 2010

Analysis: Misi probably will never live up to the fact that he was taken two spots before New England Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski. That’s a mistake the Dolphins’ front office still cringes about. But Misi is not on the “Bust Watch” because Gronkowski is an elite tight end. Misi has had enough troubles on and off the field to make this a huge third season. Misi was charged with alleged assault in California in March and could face league suspension if found guilty. On the field, Misi has shown flashes and has 5.5 sacks in two years. Misi is the favorite to start at outside linebacker for Miami, and this is a big third year to live up to his draft status.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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