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Unit-by-unit special teams rankings
2. Miami Dolphins:
The Dolphins consistently finish in the top 10 in special teams DVOA, thanks largely to mistake-free coverage teams. The punt coverage team allowed just 4.9 yards per return (third best in the NFL), and helped Donnie Jones to lead the league with 39.3 net yards per punt. Olindo Mare bounced back from an injury-marred 2004 season to convert 83.3 percent of his field goals, 7-of-8 from beyond 40 yards, while booming 16 touchbacks on kickoffs. Return man Wes Welker is nothing special, though he doubles as an emergency kicker. Rookies Devin Aromashodu and Marcus Vick will challenge Welker. Vick has received an extensive tryout as a kick returner in camp.