Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 5/11/14

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Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including a look at all of the Dolphins action on the final day of the 2014 NFL Draft.

DENNIS HICKEY:

Dolphins GM Hickey defends taking small school players, criticizes Don Jones’ for negative Michael Sam tweets | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey spoke to the media for the first time today and defended a last day of draft selections that featured nearly all players

JOE PHILBIN:

Armando Salguero: It’s up to Joe Philbin to develop Miami Dolphins’ rookies - Armando Salguero - MiamiHerald.com
The Dolphins selected five players from the small-school Football Championship Subdivision and three players from the big-school Football Bowl Subdivision during this draft. So the success of their rookie class will rely largely on players from Montana, Liberty, Coastal Carolina, North Dakota State and Marist — whose program had a player drafted into the NFL for the first time Saturday when Miami took Terrence Fede in the seventh round.

DOLPHINS 2014 DRAFT:

Miami Dolphins 2014 NFL draft wrap-up - ESPN
A wrap-up of the Miami Dolphins' draft. Click here for a full list of Dolphins draftees.

Miami Dolphins have 'another productive day' in NFL Draft - Sun Sentinel

Miami Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey likes what his team did in the NFL Draft, but there are legitimate questions.

Dolphins hope small-school draft picks pay off big | www.palmbeachpost.com

The best way to shake off a season unlike any other, the Miami Dolphins decided, was with a draft unlike any other.

Six At Six: Andy Cohen’s 6 Thoughts From Day Two Of The NFL Draft " The Finsiders – Miami Dolphins
Two days down. Three selections by the Dolphins. A handful more today. What do we know? How should we feel? Let’s take a closer look:

DOLPHINS TIGHT ENDS:

Dolphins draft TE Arthur Lynch with first of two fifth-round picks | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins use their first of two fifth-round picks on tight end Arthur Lynch of UGA. Lynch was projected as a fourth-round pick by CBS Sports. Here's

Lynch: "I Do A Number Of Things Fairly Well"
Dolphins tight end describes the skills that he will bring to the Dolphins offense in 2014.

DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE LINE:

Dolphins Select Terrence Fede In Seventh Round
Fede finished sixth in 2013 in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, given annually to the best small-school defensive player in the country.

DOLPHINS LINEBACKERS:

Montana OLB Jordan Tripp drafted by Dolphins late in fifth-round | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins used their second fifth-round pick (No. 171 overall) on 6-foot-3, 234-pound Montana outside linebacker Jordan Tripp. While Tripp is

Tripp: "I've Got My Opportunity"
Tripp shares his mindset on what it will take to make the Dolphins by playing special teams.

DOLPHINS SECONDARY:

Dolphins pick CB Walt Aikens in fourth round | Miami Dolphins In Depth
The Dolphins secondary just got a little longer and lanky. The team used its fourth round pick (125th overall) to select Liberty cornerback Walt Aikens, a 6-1 and 203 pounder that instantly becomes the biggest cornerback on the Miami roster....

Dolphins use fourth round pick on high risk, high reward CB Walt Aikens, who wants to start | The Daily Dolphin
After selecting only offensive players in the first three rounds of the draft, the Dolphins switched to defense. Miami reportedly selected Liberty CB

Grimes Ranked Among NFL's Top 100 Players
Cornerback tied for the team lead with four interceptions while earning his second invitation to the Pro Bowl.

PHINSIDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 5/10/14 - The Phinsider
A collection of Miami Dolphins stories from around the internet over the past 24 hours. Today's articles include the Dolphins selected LSU WR Jarvis Landry in the second round and selected North Dakota St OT Billy Turner in the third round.

2014 NFL Draft results: Dolphins first round pick Ja'Wuan James press conference - The Phinsider
After being selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James met with the media. Here's the transcript of his remarks.

Immediate Reaction to the Miami Dolphins 234th Selection - The Phinsider
With Miami's final pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the team select Terrence Fede out of Marist.

Dolphins draft grade from SB Nation's Mocking the Draft - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have completed their 2014 NFL Draft, adding eight new rookies. How did the team do with their selections? SB Nation gives us an answer.

NFL Top 100 Players 2014: Brent Grimes at 95 - The Phinsider
The annual NFL Top 100 Players returned for the 2014 edition tonight. included in the first group of players was Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes.

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