Sixth Round, Pick 186 (trade with Vikings):
If most prospects clocked a 4.38 40 at their pro day, they’d be ecstatic.
“I was [ticked] off,” new Dolphins kick returner Jakeem Grant said.
After the Dolphins traded up to take him in the sixth round, Grant insisted he ran an absurd, hand-timed 4.1.
Grant, who had 10 catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns against LSU in the Texas Bowl, talks as fast (and well) as he runs.
He is listed at 5-foot-5 and three-quarters inch.
"I tell people I'm 5-6 1/2, because you never go anywhere with your shoes off," the all-Big 12 returner said.
The Dolphins send the Vikings their 227th pick to move up from 196 to 186.
Sixth Round, Pick 204:
Jordan Lucas played corner for three years, safety for one at Penn State.
The Dolphins intend to use the 6-foot, 201-pound defensive back as a press corner, he told reporters shortly after the Dolphins took him in the sixth round.
“I was a senior, and they thought it best to have a senior back there,” Lucas said of his position change as a senior.
That kind of leadership appeals to the Dolphins; Lucas was a captain for the Nittany Lions last year.
Lucas played both the boundary and the slot at corner. He is coming off a shoulder injury that kept him out of the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine, but insists he is “ready to go, no limitations.”
Seventh Round, Pick 223:
Brandon Doughty went to high school with Dan Marino’s son.
Now he’s going to be playing Dan Marino’s position on Dan Marino’s team.
The Davie native got picked by his hometown team Saturday, a storybook ending to a draft weekend that lasted longer than the Western Kentucky quarterback would have liked.
“I'll be playing with a chip on my shoulder for all the teams that passed on me,” Doughty said.
The two-time Conference USA MVP led the nation in completion percentage as a senior (71.9).
Seventh Round, Pick 231:
The Dolphins put a bow on the 2016 draft by taking Thomas Duarte, a tight end out of UCLA.
“One way I’ve always explained my game is as a playmaker,” Duarte said. “I’m always around the ball.”
Duarte expects to play special teams for the Dolphins. He better. That’s his best way to make this team.
Duarte has a unique background; he has a Mexican-American father and Japanese-American mother.