Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland was thrilled with the team’s 2012 draft picks, and on Friday the organization announced its undrafted free agent class.
The Dolphins’ 2012 UDFAs:
Pittsburgh defensive tackle Chase Alecxih, BYU center Terence Brown, Oregon State linebacker Cam Collins, Temple guard Derek Dennis (pictured), Texas A&M receiver Jeff Fuller, Notre Dame running back Jonas Gray, Maryland defensive back Trenton Hughes, Arizona State linebacker Shelly Lyons, Arkansas State safety Kelcie McCray, Penn State receiver Derek Moye, Boise State defensive end Jarrell Root, UMass guard Josh Samuda, Syracuse defensive back Kevyn Scott, Utah defensive end Derrick Shelby, Missouri defensive end Jacquies Smith, and Portland State tackle Dustin Waldron.
Fuller and Gray are the most well-known players on the list. They played at big schools and were productive. Derek Dennis, the guard from Temple, might be a sleeper to crack the Dolphins’ roster at a position of need.
A 6-foot-4, 315-pound power blocker, Dennis paved lanes for three-time first-team All-MAC running back Bernard Pierce at Temple. Dennis made 37 career starts in college, seeing action at both tackle and guard spots. The Dolphins will hold an open competition at guard in training camp.
(Photo credit: Temple University Athletics.)