Rookie update: Dolphins LB Raekwon McMillan looking better

Raekwon McMillan, is on track for a significant role at linebacker. (AP)

DAVIE–It’s been a whirlwind few months for Dolphins rookie Raekwon McMillan, but he’s settling into his role as a potential starting linebacker.

McMillan, the youngest player on the team at 20, is learning to make calls and direct players much older than him. When Miami has three linebackers on the field, he’d be responsible for making sure Kiko Alonso (fifth year) and Lawrence Timmons (11th) are lined up correctly. That would’ve been asking way too much of him in the spring, but he feels much more at ease with it now.

“When I first came here in the spring, my head was spinning,” he said after this morning’s training camp practice. “I was trying to make the right calls. Now it’s slowing down to me. I’ve got a fuller understanding after repping with the 1s and 2s.”

McMillan is also adjusting to the talent level, another aspect of the NFL that overwhelmed him early in his time with the Dolphins. He was talking with friends Sunday night and described it being “like playing the best team in your conference on game day. I can only imagine how it’ll be in the games.”

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