Jarrett Horst had quite the career with Michigan State football.
The former Arkansas State transfer started 15 games at left tackles over his two years with Michigan State and was just a mean lineman — in a good way.
Although he would often get penalized for some of this over-aggression with personal fouls or the occasional holding, he played with a mean streak that you just can’t teach.
So when he went through the NFL draft process, it just felt like there was going to be a team that would fall in love with his mean streak and one did. The Miami Dolphins reportedly signed Horst shortly after the draft as an undrafted free agent.
And Miami fans and media members immediately loved his style of play.
Although he was often criticized for picking up silly penalties, he embodied the perfect “aggressive” left tackle who never backed down.
The former Michigan State football lineman could surprise people
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been harsh on Horst over his Michigan State career and it’s probably because I felt like he was much better than he showed on numerous occasions. He would let boneheaded penalties derail a solid performance and sometimes it would spiral.
But if he can get the right coaching and remain consistent, he could be a solid offensive lineman at the next level. No one will ever have to worry about motivating him to overpower opposing linemen.
As long as Horst can stay out of his own head, he can shock some people and make the Dolphins’ roster this upcoming season.