The Miami Dolphins have announced the signing of three members of their 2013 NFL Draft class. Linebacker Jelani Jenkins, kicker Caleb Sturgis, and cornerback Don Jones have all signed four-year contracts with the team.
Jenkins was the first of three Florida Gators selected by the Dolphins last month. He started 31 games for the Gators, appearing in five additional contests. He recorded 182 tackles, six sacks, 17 tackles for lass, and three interceptions during his career in Gainesville. Based on the rookie wage scale and his fourth round (104th overall) selection, Jenkins' contract should be about a four-year, $2.7 million deal.
Sturgis, was the third of the three Gators added to the Dolphins' roster, coming to Miami with the 166th overall selection, their second of the fifth round. During his college career, he converted 70 of his 88 field goals, totaling 340 points. His contract should be $2.3 million over the four years.
Finally, Jones comes to Miami from Arkansas State as a seventh round (250th overall) selection. A two year starter for the Red Wolves, he played in 26 games and recorded 128 tackles, two interceptions, one sack and one blocked kick. The four-year deal for the 250th selection should be around $2.2 million.
Still to be signed are defensive end Dion Jordan (1st round, 3rd overall), cornerback Jamar Taylor (2nd round, 54th overall), offensive lineman Dallas Thomas (3rd round, 77th overall), cornerback Will Davis (3rd round, 93rd overall), tight end Dion Sims (4th round, 106th overall), and running back Mike Gillislee (5th round, 164th overall - the middle Gator of the Dolphins' three picks). The Dolphins have the highest first year rookie wage pool in the NFL this year, spending up to $7,839,986 in 2013.