Dolphins select Texas A&M running back Devon Achane in third round

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The Chiefs announced earlier Friday that Dante Hall is headed to their team hall of fame. The Dolphins drafted a Dante Hall look alike on Friday night.

They took Texas A&M running back Devon Achane in the third round (84th overall) after selecting South Carolina cornerback Cam Smith in the second round.

Achane is a former track star who ran a 10.14 in the 100 meters and 20.2 in the 200 meters last season for the Aggies. He ran a 4.32 in the 40-yard dash at the combine.

Hall also went to A&M and starred as a running back and returner for the Aggies before the Chiefs drafted him in the fifth round in 2000 and moved him to receiver. He became one of the greatest returners in NFL history with six punt return touchdowns and six kickoff return touchdowns.

Hall was 5 foot 8, 187 pounds. Achane is 5-8 1/2, 188 pounds.

Achane returned 20 kickoffs for a 30.7 average and two touchdowns in his three-year career, while running for 2,376 yards and 21 touchdowns on 369 carries and catching 65 passes for 554 yards and five touchdowns.

The Dolphins also have Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson Jr., Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed at running back.

10 responses to “Dolphins select Texas A&M running back Devon Achane in third round

  1. Since I’m an old South Florida transplant but still a Bills fan I always root for the Fish whenever they play anybody but Buffalo. I figure since I attend most Miami home games I can still give my 2 cents. Grier has done okay so far and understand how banged up the secondary was last season – but the Defense held & didn’t break for most games late it was lack of Offense that caused the losses. The needs are OL & TE – maybe to be addressed after the draft… we’ll see.

  2. Considering Mostert is always injured and everyone in the RB is on a 1 year deal… this is a GREAT Pick.

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