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Dolphins add Virginia Tech wide receiver Isaiah Ford in draft’s final round

Virginia Tech's Isaiah Ford runs for a first down in the 2015 Independence Bowl.
Virginia Tech's Isaiah Ford runs for a first down in the 2015 Independence Bowl. AP

The Dolphins’ final pick of 2017 draft might not be a slam dunk, but he sure can score.

Isaiah Ford, a wide receiver from Virginia Tech, averaged an absurd 37 points per game as a high school basketball star.

He planned on playing both in college.

“Once I got there, football took over,” Ford said. “When basketball season came up, it decided to give it up.”

Smart move. He had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Hokies, and that was enough for him to jump to the NFL. A mediocre Combine likely hurt his stock, but he probably didn’t expect to last until the draft’s last round, however.

“I’m just excited for the opportunity,” Ford said. “It’s been a long time coming. I’ve been dreaming about this opportunity since I was five years old.”

When asked to describe his game, Ford said: “I think I’m a play-maker. I’m someone who can be trusted when a play needs to be made. I’m a great route runner.

The Dolphins took Ford with the 237th overall pick, which they owned after trading back 14 spots. In return, they picking up the Buccaneers’ 2018 seventh-rounder.

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