MDD Assistant Editor: Chad Pullen
Here is a list of players that the Dolphins sign after the Draft process in hopes of making the roster or at the very least remaining on the practice roster during the season to hone their skills. (Will be updated as information becomes available)
Chad Bumphis, WR, Mississippi State – 5-11 200
Michael Clay, OLB, Oregon – 5-11 225
Jordan Kovacs, DB, Michigan – 6-0 195
Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union – 5-10 185
Taylor Stockemer, WR, Arkansas State – 6-4 215
Chris Burnette, DT, Old Dominion – 6-3 285
Rob McCabe, MLB, Georgetown – 6-1 225
Alonzo Highsmith, OLB, Arkansas – 6-1 230
Emeka Onyenekwu, DE, LA-Lafayette – 6-3 250
Clay Belton, QB, Findlay – 6-6 230
Cameron Marshall, RB, Arizona State – 5-11 215
Keelan Johnson, S, Arizona State – 6-0 210
A.J. Francis, DT, Maryland – 6-5 310
Terrell Sinkfield, WR, Northern Iowa – 6-0 190 (4.19 40 yard dash)
Chris Barker, OG, Nevada – 6-3 305
Sam Brenner, OG, Utah – 6-4 305
Ina Liaina, FB, San Jose St – 6-0 240
Tristan Okpalaugo, DE, Fresno St – 6-4 245
Chad Bumphis could be a solid get to replace Davone Bess as he has similar size and totalled just under 160 catches for a little under 2,300 yards in college along with 24 touchdowns playing in the SEC. Miami also added projects at receiver in the uber fast Sinkfield and small school star Jasper Collins who amassed 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns in 15 games last season for Mount Union.
In the backfield, Cameron Marshall had a solid JR season with over 1,000 yards and 18 TD’s finishing his collegiate career with exactly 2,700 yards and 38 TD’s. He could provide the team with a practice squad insurance in case injuries affect the 53 man roster too much.
Corey Broomfield intrigues me. SEC CB, played all four years, even played with a broken bone in his hand his JR year and still played well enough. He has 4.5 speed, and needs to gain some strength/weight, but he could possibly be a slot corner in a zone scheme (which Miami likes to play) or contribute on special teams as he has shown the ability to be a sure tackler even at less than 180 lbs. Very much worth a look this season to see how he develops with NFL coaching.
Apparently Broomfield has decided not to sign until he is fully healthy and then can evaluate his options at that point. Hopefully Miami stays interested in him when that day comes.