Miami Dolphins 2020 Player Profile: WR Kirk Merritt.......
Not many have heard of this kid. Similar to Preston Williams, Merritt’s past issues kept him from being selected in the 2020 Draft. The Dolphins took a chance on the 23-year-old reciever, as he was one of 10 undrafted free agents picked up by the team.From two high-major programs to NJCAA to low-major to undrafted, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kirk Merritt has endured many hardships en route to the NFL.
Next to RB Matt Bredia , If he makes this team , he will be the 2nd fastest player on the team if not the Top.
Off-field issues kept him from suiting up with the Aggies, leading to his move to East Mississippi, an NJCAA Division I school.
Despite what seemed to be an impressive showing at Arkansas State, Merritt was not invited to the NFL Draft Combine. However, he caught the eyes of scouts at his pro day.
4.02 in the 20-yard shuttle (1st among combine WRs)
45.5-inch vertical jump (1st among combine WRs)
23 bench press reps (1st among combine WRs)
4.33 in the 40-yard dash (2nd among combine WRs)
11’3” broad jump (3rd among combine WRs)
Apparently.....Kirk exposed himself during a tutoring session. He claims it was a bad case of "jock itch".
Yes he's a Miami Dolphin now.
Apparently hes well worth the risk.....if not for this Jock itch they said he would have went low first / high second round in the draft. Hopefully this was a dumb isolated incident. I'm not one for making excuses but this kid lost several million in signing bonuses. Hes been given a second chance to make up ground and I'm (no pun intended) Pulling for him..........