Xavien Howard has an interesting comparison for Jevon Holland

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The Miami Dolphins defense has really turned a corner in recent weeks. During their five-game winning streak, they’ve held opponents to just 11 points per game and have moved up to the 11th-best scoring defense on the year.

Josh Boyer’s unit has seen the veterans play at the top of their game, and the young players have adjusted well to the level of competition and have improved quickly.

Everybody is noticing how well these young guys are playing, including some of their own top talent like Xavien Howard. On Richard Sherman’s podcast, the Dolphins cornerback compared safety Jevon Holland to one of the best players at the position in recent memory.

“He gonna be a great safety in this league, bro,” Howard said. “He rangy as hell, bro. The crazy part, he remind me of Eric Berry. I never told him that, but he remind me of Eric Berry, but I never told him that though. I think he gonna be special, bro.”

Berry was a first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs back in 2010 and played with them until 2018. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-Team All-Pro, and if it hadn’t been for a torn Achilles and heel injury in his last two seasons, Berry could still be playing to this day.

For Howard to drop Berry’s name in comparison to his rookie teammate, that’s extremely high praise and respect for Holland. He has had a great start to his career, and if he continues on this trajectory, a similar career is a lofty goal, but it isn’t out of the question.

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