Posted April 27, 2012 on
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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With the 72nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Dolphins select Olivier Vernon, DE (Miami (Fla.)). Vernon is a strong and powerful athlete who gets good leverage to set the edge. He is solid against the run and can play from different alignments. He also is a very competitive player who is capable of working sideline to sideline. Vernon is limited simply by his inexperience...
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...