I see all of your points and think that Minor would make a great sleeper pick-
I wouldn't think so.
1) A horrible line that even gave Ricky nightmares.
The line is better than it was last year, they had additions of Vernon Carey, Jeno James, John St Clair all of whom are improvements.
2) Minor is not durable. Very high injury risk
He hasnt missed a game in the NFL, how is he a high injury risk? His size 5'10 and 205 isnt much different than most backs in the NFL
3) Will most likely get spelled by Morris or maybe even Henry.
There really arent any RBs that dont get spelled during a game. Nobody is expecting Minor to get 400 carries, getting spelled is normal in the NFL
4) The guy just isn't very good. Is not an NFL calibre rb.
How is he not very good? He hasnt even had a chance to prove himself. I dont know if he can carry the load or not, but how is that different than say Q. Griffin, or KJ, or TJ, or C. Brown or whoever else? He was a 3rd rd pick, i dont think that equates to not being very good
What i do know is that Minor has a career average of 4.5 ypc behind that same O-line that Ricky struggled with. He can catch the ball well, as he put up 29 receptions in 2001 w/ very limited playing time.
The kind of RB Minor is may be better for MIA's line than the power back. The line does have holes, there is no denying that, but Minor would be able to reverse angles and get to the outside quicker than Ricky could. He is also a better receiver, so when the line breaks down Fiedler or AJ can look to him to dump it off to.
There were reports earlier that Wanstedt was going to give Minor 20 or so touches a game. If he holds true to that and gives Minor enough of a chance to show himself, I easily could see 900 or so yards rushing and another 400 receiving with 5-7 TDs thrown in there. 1300 total yards isnt out of the question at all IMO, thats only 56 yds rushing a game and 25 receiving. Cant at all complain about that as a #3 RB with potential to be a #2.