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Dolphins Draft Rumors: Possible 4th round targets

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The NFL's third and final day starts today at noon Eastern. Some rumors about the Miami Dolphins' potential targets in the fourth round have started to bubble up.

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The NFL Draft's final day starts in just a few hours. Over the four remaining rounds, the Miami Dolphins have five picks, including two in the top 10 of the fourth round. Who could the Dolphins be targeting early on in the fourth round today? Some rumors have started to creep up.

Texas A&M receiver Ryan Swope is the first, and most obvious, rumored target. With the trade of Davone Bess yesterday to the Cleveland Browns, Miami could be looking to add a speedy, slot type receiver, which would describe Swope perfectly. Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, previously the Aggies head coach, knows Swope, and Swope knows, at least a part of the playbook. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Swope were roommates in college. They already have chemistry. If Swope is on the board at 104, Miami should probably make the pick.

Another name that seems to be floating around is Clemson running back Andre Ellington. The 5'9", 200 pound runner is compared to Jahvid Best, and could be a good move for Miami. He's fast, and is not afraid to go through the line of scrimmage, despite his smaller size. He's also patient, waiting for his blocks to develop prior to accelerating past them. He was projected by multiple sources to be a second round pick. Miami jumped at the chance to get Lamar Miller in the fourth round last year after he fell further than most people expected. Could they do the exact same thing with another running back this year?

That's not the only rumored running back out there right now. There's sentiment that Miami, with two quick picks this round, could look to use one of those selection on Marcus Lattimore, despite his knee injury. Last year, the Dolphins kept Jonas Gray on the physically unable to perform list for the entire season. After the devastating injury to his knee, Lattimore could need the same treatment, even if he does state he will be ready for week one. Miami has already proven they are willing to redshirt a rookie for a medical issue. Lattimore could be an amazing pick, assuming he recovers from the injury.

Who else could you see Miami targeting early today?

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