Dolphins sign entire rookie class

AP

Yet another club has signed all of its draft picks.

The Dolphins have their entire rookie class under contract, the club announced Thursday night.

A deal for first-round pick DeVante Parker, a wide receiver from Louisville, had already been reported. And now, the Dolphins have finished deals with the other draftees: defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (Round Two), offensive guard Jamil Douglas (Round Four), cornerback Bobby McCain (Round Five), tailback Jay Ajayi (Round Five), safety Cedric Thompson (Round Five) and cornerback Tony Lippett (Round Five).

The seven drafted rookies could all stick on Miami’s Week One roster; all were added at positions where the Dolphins needed some depth and competition. For instance, the 6-foot-5, 329-pound Phillips, an Oklahoma product, could get some backup reps behind Ndamukong Suh and Earl Mitchell at defensive tackle. Ajayi, the former Boise State running back, will vie for time in a backfield where Lamar Miller has top billing entering 2015.

14 responses to “Dolphins sign entire rookie class

  1. I’m very disappointed that we didn’t get Collins. But will be even more disappointed if Brady doesn’t get suspended..

  2. Good news, now they can learn the play book, no excuses for not knowing the plays. Bill

  3. I love the way our GM Hickey works.All of the talk when he signed with the fins about how nobody wanted the job and we had to take what ever we could get,sounds like Ross with a little help may have known exactly what he wanted and got him.Hickey knows talent and it is going to pay off big time for us fans.Love it,GO FINS!!!

  4. “Love our draft but wish we would have used a 5th on Collins. ”

    Collins said he would refuse to sign or play if not signed 3rd round or higher and would sit out the year if a team took him later.

  5. Using a 5th wouldnt have worked.. if he was drafted he could then sit the entire year (ala bo jackson).then re-enter the draft next year and get drafted much higher. Since he remained undrafted he is no longer eligible to re-enter the draft.

  6. Collins would have been a good score for the Fins but he still hasn’t proven anything at the NFL level. There still is time for someone to step up and take control of this great opportunity to start right away at guard. Collins won’t get that in Dallas but he could have gotten that in Miami. Fins fill that need and they might have something this year.

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