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These are the Miami Dolphins' 2018 NFL Draft picks

Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is selected 11th overall by the Miami Dolphins during the NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is selected 11th overall by the Miami Dolphins during the NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The NFL Draft has come and gone, and the Miami Dolphins have made their selections.

Meet the eight new Dolphins:

1 (11) Minkah Fitzpatrick

Position: Safety

College: Alabama

Height: 6-0

Weight: 204 pounds

Comment: Fitzpatrick can play anywhere in the secondary, but his priority early on with the Dolphins will be at safety. He was a two-time All-American under coach Nick Saban and won the Chuck Bednarik Award (best collegiate defensive player) in 2017.

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2 (42) Mike Gesicki

Position: Tight end

College: Penn State

Height: 6-6

Weight: 247 pounds

Comment: Gesicki is a natural pass catcher, hauling in 129 passes for 1,481 yards and 15 touchdowns. He set career highs as a senior with 57 catches and nine touchdowns. However, he needs to improve as an in-line blocker.

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3 (73) Jerome Baker

Position: Linebacker

College: Ohio State

Height: 6-1

Weight: 229 pounds

Comment: Baker is undersized for a linebacker, but he has speed — 4.5 speed. He won't be a three-down linebacker right out of the gate, but he should contribute early in his career.

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4 (123) Durham Smythe

Position: Tight end

College: Notre Dame

Height: 6-5

Weight: 253 pounds

Comment: Smythe is a blocking tight end who draft experts say has the mindset of an offensive lineman. This could be a benefit to the Dolphins, but there are also bigger needs.

4(131) Kalen Ballage

Position: Running back

College: Arizona State

Height: 6-2

Weight: 228 pounds

Comment: Ballage scored eight touchdowns in a game as a junior and recorded 27 rushing touchdowns overall in his career. He will add depth to the Dolphins' backfield that contains veteran Frank Gore and up-and-comer Kenyan Drake.

6 (209) Cornell Armstrong

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Wide receiver Brandon Reilly, No. 87 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, catches a ball over defensive back Cornell Armstrong, No. 3 of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Eric Francis Getty Images

Position: Defensive back

College: Southern Miss

Height: 5-11

Weight: 180 pounds

Comment: Second defensive back for the Dolphins. He has 146 career tackles and five interceptions during his four-year collegiate career. He's capable of playing both outside corner or nickel.

7 (227)Quentin Poling

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MOBILE, AL - DECEMBER 23: Running back B.J. Smith #26 of the Troy Trojans stiff arms linebacker Quentin Poling #32 of the Ohio Bobcats on December 23, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama. Michael Chang Getty Images

Position: Linebacker

College: Ohio

Height: 6-0

Weight: 235 pounds

Comment: Poling more than likely on special teams or as a backup middle linebacker to start if he makes the roster. He recorded 374 tackles and 44 tackles for loss in college.

7 (229) Jason Sanders

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New Mexico's Jason Sanders, right, kicks a field goal against Tulsa in the second half of an NCAA college football game at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Jessie Wardarski AP

Position: Kicker

College: New Mexico

Height: 5-11

Weight: 190 pounds

Comment: The Dolphins have their kicker. Sanders connected on 25 of his 35 career attempts in college.

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