When he entered the interview room after Tuesday's voluntary organized team activity, Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel resembled more of an ad for high-end athleisure than a football coach -- a gray sweatshirt and matching sweatpants with yellow Yeezy sneakers providing the only color to his outfit.

As Miami enters Phase III of offseason workouts, McDaniel has grown popular on social media for his fashion sense and among his players for his ability to connect with them. He was hired in February as an offensive guru, but his acumen appears to extend beyond X's and O's.

"He's a players coach," said receiver River Cracraft, who played for the San Francisco 49ers last season, where McDaniel was the offensive coordinator. "He gets along with players and he acts like he's one of us in the sense that you can talk to him. He's never going to big-time you or push you aside. ... That's what he's doing with everybody here and that's why I love playing for Mike, because you know what you're going to get from him, just his honesty."

The Dolphins began their offseason workout regimen in the first week of April, with McDaniel and his staff laying the foundation for their offensive system.

Miami made it a priority to add playmakers this offseason, trading for receiver Tyreek Hill (league best 20 touchdowns of 50-plus yards since 2016). The Dolphins also signed receiver Cedrick Wilson, who showed big-play ability with Dallas last season, and running backs Chase Edmonds (runs of 54 and 40 yards in 2021) and Raheem Mostert (top speed of 22.73 mph on a 2020 play was the fastest by a ball carrier in three seasons according to NFL Next Gen stats).

The Dolphins also signed offensive linemen Terron Armstead and Connor Williams as they switch to an attack that is expected to feature a lot of zone blocking, stretch running plays and creativity.