Posted April 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Miami Dolphins have selected Miami Hurricanes defensive end Olivier Vernon in the third round of the NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Vernon was suspended for the first six games last season after an investigation showed he took extra benefits from a former booster during the recruiting process. He had 18 tackles in six games and decided to turn pro rather than return this year for his senior season. Vernon started 11 games as a sophomore and had six sacks. He's the first Hurricane taken by the Dolphins since Vernon Carey in 2004.

Dolphins Deal, Get Defensive End

The Dolphins have taken some flak in recent years for not drafting more players from the University of Miami, but that's likely not why they took defensive end Olivier Vernon with their first pick in the third round.
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