He was compared to Marshall Faulk, Le’Veon Bell, Edgerrin James, and Chris Johnson. But on Thursday, Dalvin Cook wasn’t among the prospects taken in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia.
At 20, David Njoku became the youngest tight end ever drafted in the first round. He joins Greg Olsen, Kellen Winslow, Jeremy Shockey and Bubba Franks as Hurricanes tight ends drafted in the first round. Only Notre Dame (6) has had more tight ends taken in the first round than UM.
Jarrad Davis, Florida’s hard-hitting linebacker and emotional leader, became the 12th UF player to be drafted in the first round since 2010. His selection also marks the fifth straight year a Gators player was taken in the first round.
Amani Heaven, who finished fourth at state in the shot put last year and 13th in the discus, won the shot put title with a career-best throw of 44 feet, 7 1/2 inches. It was the second-longest shot put throw this year by a girl in Miami Dade or Broward County and third-longest in the state.
Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell is on the radar because of all his potential but his production, work ethic and desire gives the Miami Dolphins pause about picking him to fill a need position.
As is the case with every team in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins have had successes on draft day as well as plenty of busts. For every Dan Marino which dropped to the Dolphins, they moved up to get a Dion Jordan.
The Miami Dolphins may have to make a tough decision whether to pick from one if not two prospects with significant legal and other concerns -- Reuben Foster and Gareon Conley -- when they are on the clock in the first round of the NFL draft.
The Miami Dolphins made one of their best draft selections 50 years ago as they selected Purdue quarterback Bob Griese with the fourth overall pick in the 1967 NFL draft. Griese went on to lead the Dolphins to three Super Bowl appearences and two titles.