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Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland isn’t “isn’t totally in love” with the idea of drafting Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson, even at No. 12 overall.
Ireland reportedly “likes” Johnson, but has questions regarding his overall game.
Ireland also sees some concerns as to how Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes would fit into their defensive scheme.
Salguero adds that West Virginia WR Tavon Austin is another player that the team isn’t all that high on.
Salguero lists: Texas S Kenny Vaccaro, Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson, UNC DT Sylvester Williams, Houston CB D.J. Hayden and Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o as players who the Dolphins do like.
The only problem is that many expect these players to be available later in first-round and the Dolphins are on the clock at No. 12 overall. Ireland is reportedly “loves” Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher, so it’s always possible that they could move to secure one of these two playe
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