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Ballage, the Dolphins’ second fourth-round pick, provides depth behind starter Kenyan Drake and newly acquired veteran Frank Gore, who turns 35 next month.
In the sixth round, the Dolphins drafted Southern Miss defensive back Cornell Armstrong. They made two seventh-round picks: linebacker Quentin Poling of Ohio and kicker Jason Sanders of New Mexico.
Sanders becomes the front-runner to replace Cody Parkey, who signed with the Chicago Bears.
Third-round pick Jerome Baker of Ohio State is an undersized linebacker at 225 pounds, but the Dolphins love his speed and coverage ability. Grier said they weren’t in the market for a 250-pounder to line up on the strong side.
”Some of those are like the way of the dinosaur,” Grier said.
First-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick , an All-America safety from Alabama, gives Miami a timely boost in the back side of the defense. Two AFC East rivals used the opening round to add a quarterback: The Jets took Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold with the third pick, and the Bills took Wyoming’s Josh Allen with the seventh pick.
Miami took Fitzpatrick in the 11th slot.
”For me he was probably one of the top five or six players in the draft,” Grier said.
This was the third draft together for Grier, Tannenbaum and coach Adam Gase, and they continued a trend of choosing only FBS players.
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