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Who is Miami Dolphins seventh-round pick Quentin Poling?

Quentin Poling, No. 32, and Nathan Carpenter, No. 35, of the Ohio Bobcats make a tackle against Eli Rogers, No. 6, of the Louisville Cardinals during the game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 1, 2013, in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 49-7.
Quentin Poling, No. 32, and Nathan Carpenter, No. 35, of the Ohio Bobcats make a tackle against Eli Rogers, No. 6, of the Louisville Cardinals during the game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 1, 2013, in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 49-7. Getty Images

The Dolphins needed linebacker depth.

So they doubled up.

After taking Ohio State's Jerome Baker in the third round, they came back late and selected Ohio's Quentin Poling with the 227th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Poling was Ohio's leading tackler for three of his four seasons, recording 374 total tackles and 44 tackles for loss.

The evaluation of Poling, as described by NFL.com's Lance Zierlein:

"Poling's production, athletic testing and ability to potentially handle some coverage duties could make him a late Day 3 selection. He unleashes his true speed when he's chasing down tackles from behind, but needs to play to that same speed when he's attacking near the line of scrimmage. Poling has some holes in his game, but he has the ability to become a special teams player with backup linebacker potential."

In the meantime, he joins Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki, Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker, Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe, Arizona State running back Kalen Ballage and Southern Miss cornerback Cornell Armstrong in the Dolphins' draft class.

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