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Friday, November 2, 2012
Updating Bust Watch: Koa Misi

By James Walker

In July, the AFC East blog highlighted several players who needed big seasons to avoid the “bust” label.

As we approach the midpoint of the season, we take another look at a starting linebacker for the Miami Dolphins.

Updated Bust Watch: LB Koa Misi

Pick: Second round, 2010

Analysis: Misi has done well for himself in a big third year. He ran into some offseason trouble and plead guilty. So he's not completely out of the woods off the field. But on the field, Misi is a solid contributor to Miami’s third-ranked run defense. Misi has 27 tackles and 1.5 sacks. It’s not spectacular, but it's not a bust year, either. Although Misi will never live down the fact he was taken two spots ahead of rival New England Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, Misi doing a decent job this year makes that missed pick by Miami a little more forgettable.