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2016 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Lineman and Linebackers

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The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine continued on Sunday, this time showcasing college's best defensive lineman and linebackers. Miami has a need at both positions and will look to get younger in the draft. Below is a list of all combine results from Sunday's on-field activities.

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Defensive Lineman

Miami has an important decision to make on both starting defensive ends.  Cameron Wake is due to make a hefty $8.2 million, a number the Dolphins can not afford to pay a 34 year old defensive end, returning from a torn Achilles.  On the other hand, Oliver Vernon is looking to get more than $15 million a season, something Miami could feel is too steep for the 25 year old defensive end.  If Miami loses one or both players, they will be actively seeking a replacement in the off-season.

Players to watch

Joey Bosa (OSU), DeForest Buckner (ORE), Noah Spence (EK), Robert Nkemdichi (OleMiss), Shaq Lawson (CLE)

table via SBNation

Name School Height Weight 40-yard dash Bench Vertical Broad 3-cone Short shuttle
Mehdi Abdesmad Boston College 6'6 284 5.10 25 29.5" 9'0" 7.55 4.62
Sterling Bailey Georgia 6'4 285 5.23 20 30" 9'3" 7.46 4.73
Jimmy Bean Oklahoma State 6'5 264 -- 20 -- -- -- --
Andrew Billings Baylor 6'1 311 5.05 31 27.5" 9'5" 8.05 4.82
Ronald Blair Appalachian State 6'2 284 5.15 32 30" 9'5" 7.95 4.53
Joey Bosa Ohio State 6'5 269 4.86 24 32" 10'0" 6.89 4.21
DeForest Buckner Oregon 6'7 291 5.05 -- 32" 9'8" 7.51 4.47
Jonathan Bullard Florida 6'3 285 4.93 23 32"
9'8" 7.31 4.56
Vernon Butler Louisiana Tech 6'4 323 5.33 26 29.5" 8'8" 7.82 4.76
Shilique Calhoun Michigan State 6'4 251 4.82 23 35" 9'7" 6.97 4.25
Kenny Clark UCLA 6'3 314 5.06 29 28.5" 8'6" -- 4.62
Maliek Collins Nebraska 6'2 311 5.03 25 29.5" 9'1" 7.53 4.52
Kamalei Correa Boise State 6'3 243 4.69 21 33" 9'0" -- --
James Cowser Southern Utah 6'3 248 4.82 21 31.5" 9'3" 6.80 4.31
Sheldon Day Notre Dame 6'1 293 5.07 21 30" 8'6" 7.44 4.50
Kevin Dodd Clemson 6'5 277 4.86 -- -- -- -- --
Jason Fanaika Utah 6'2 271 4.92 23 35.5" 9'5" 7.06 4.39
Adam Gotsis Georgia Tech 6'4 287 -- -- -- -- -- --
Javon Hargrave South Carolina State 6'1 309 4.93 29 34.5" 9'1" 7.90 4.70
Joel Heath Michigan State 6'5 293 5.02 26 33" 9'5" 7.44 4.52
Willie Henry Michigan 6'3 303 5.00 28 30.5" 9'2" 7.57 4.53
Matt Ioannidis Temple 6'3 299 5.03 32 28" 9'0" 7.78 4.71
Branden Jackson Texas Tech 6'4 273 5.06 20 31.5" 9'5" 7.40 4.77
Quinton Jefferson Maryland 6'4 291 4.93 24 29" -- 7.95 4.37
Austin Johnson Penn State 6'4 314 5.32 25 26" 8'3" 7.84 4.75
Chris Jones Mississippi State 6'6 310 5.03 26 24.5" 8'10" 7.44 4.62
Matt Judon Grand Valley State 6'3 275 4.73 30 35" 9'1" 7.67 4.52
Ufomba Kamalu Miami (Fla.) 6'5 295 5.01 26 25" 8'10" 7.32 4.58
Bronson Kaufusi BYU 6'7 285 4.87 25 30" 9'3" 7.03 4.25
Darius Latham Indiana 6'4 311 5.32 -- 29" 8'4" 7.76 4.63
Nile Lawrence-Stample Florida State 6'1 320 -- -- -- -- -- --
Shaq Lawson Clemson 6'3 269 4.70 -- 33" 10'0" 7.16 4.21
Dean Lowry Northwestern 6'5 296 4.87 30 32.5" 9'6" 7.26 4.38
Luther Maddy Virginia Tech 6'0 287 -- 29 -- -- -- --
Chris Mayes Georgia 6'3 338 5.34 33 23.5" 8'8" -- 5.13
Alex McCalister Florida 6'6 239 4.80 -- 34.5" 10'8" 7.01 4.00
Carl Nassib Penn State 6'7 277 4.84 21 28.5" 9'6" 7.27 4.37
Giorgio Newberry Florida State 6'6 285 4.94 20 30" 9'6" 7.53 4.78
Yannick Ngakoue Maryland 6'2 252 4.75 26 34.5" 9'10" 7.35 4.50
Dadi Nicolas Virginia Tech 6'3 235 4.74 14 41" 9'8" 7.04 4.38
Robert Nkemdiche Ole Miss 6'4 294 4.87 28 35" 9'8" -- --
Shawn Oakman Baylor 6'8 287 4.96 23 32" 10'3" 7.53 4.56
Victor Ochi Stony Brook 6'1 246 4.86 -- 32" 9'11" 7.24 4.40
Emmanuel Ogbah Oklahoma State 6'4 273 4.63 20 35.5" 10'1" 7.26 4.50
Romeo Okwara Notre Dame 6'5 265 4.90 23 33" 10'0" 7.38 4.53
Drew Ott Iowa 6'4 273 -- -- -- -- -- --
D.J. Pettway Alabama 6'2 265 4.99 17 28" 9'0" 7.74 4.69
Sheldon Rankins Louisville 6'1 299 5.03 28 34.5" 9'10" 7.44 4.59
D.J. Reader Clemson 6'3 327 5.33 30 29.5" 8'3" 7.90 4.71
Jarran Reed Alabama 6'3 307 5.21 -- 31" 8'8" 7.77 4.75
Hassan Ridgeway Texas 6'3 303 5.02 24 32" 9'5" 8.28 4.82
A'Shawn Robinson Alabama 6'4 307 5.20 22 26" 8'10" 7.80 4.74
DeVaunte Sigler Jacksonville State 6'4 298 5.15 23 25" -- 7.90 4.97
Noah Spence Eastern Kentucky 6'3 251 4.80 25 35" 10'1" 7.21 4.35
Charles Tapper Oklahoma 6'3 271 4.59 23 34" 9'11" -- --
Lawrence Thomas Michigan State 6'4 286 4.98 -- 35" 9'5" -- --
Ron Thompson Syracuse 6'3 253 4.92 18 -- -- 7.46 4.50
Vincent Valentine Nebraska 6'4 329 5.19 17 29" 9'2" 8.03 4.59
Jihad Ward Illinois 6'5 297 5.11 20 25" 9'3" 7.38 4.63
Adolphus Washington Ohio State 6'3 301 5.17 21 27" 8'3" 8.06 4.79
Antwaun Woods Southern Cal 6'0 318 -- -- -- -- -- --
Connor Wujciak Boston College 6'3 291 4.91 22 34.5" 9'9" 7.32 4.27
Anthony Zettel Penn State 6'4 277 4.81 28 30.5" 9'1" 7.63 4.39


Linebackers

The Dolphins added Ndamukong Suh last off-season in hopes of fixing the teams' poor run defense.  Without a real play-making middle linebacker, the Dolphins run defense finished 28th out of 32 teams in 2015. Miami can rely on OLB Jelani Jenkins, the only above-average linebacker currently on the Dolphins' roster.  Miami will have their choice of linebackers in the first, but could opt towards the later rounds to find their future defensive signal caller.

Players to watch

Myles Jack (UCLA), Darron Lee (OSU), Reggie Ragland (ALA), Tyler Matakevich (TEM), Scooby Wright (ARI) Leonard Floyd (GA)

table via SBNation

Player School Height Weight 40 time (official)
Dominique Alexander Oklahoma 6'0 232 --
Devante Bond Oklahoma 6'1 235 4.70
Kentrell Brothers Missouri 6'0 245 4.89
Beniquez Brown Mississippi State 6'1 229 4.77
De'Vondre Campbell Minnesota 6'4 232 4.58
Su'a Cravens USC 6'0 226 --
Steven Daniels Boston College 6'0 243 4.86
Kyler Fackrell Utah State 6'5 245 4.72
Travis Feeney Washington 6'4 230 4.50
Leonard Floyd Georgia 6'6 244 4.60
Josh Forrest Kentucky 6'3 249 4.91
Kris Frost Auburn 6'2 240 4.97
B.J. Goodson Clemson 6'1 242 4.69
Myles Jack UCLA 6'1 245 --
Jordan Jenkins Georgia 6'3 259 4.80
C.J. Johnson Ole Miss 6'1 234 4.81
Deion Jones LSU 6'1 222 4.59
Raphael Kirby Miami (Fla.) 6'0 236 --
Nick Kwiatkoski West Virginia 6'2 243 4.73
Darron Lee Ohio State 6'1 232 4.47
Cory Littleton Washington 6'3 238 4.73
Steve Longa Rutgers 6'1 241 4.78
Curt Maggitt Tennessee 6'3 247 --
Blake Martinez Stanford 6'2 237 4.71
Tyler Matakevich Temple 6'0 238 4.81
Cassanova McKinzy Auburn 6'1 248 --
Jared Norris Utah 6'1 241 4.80
Montese Overton East Carolina 6'2 223 4.61
Gionni Paul Utah 5'10 231 5.05
Joshua Perry Ohio State 6'4 254 4.68
Reggie Ragland Alabama 6'1 247 4.72
Joe Schobert Wisconsin 6'1 244 4.76
Jaylon Smith Notre Dame 6'2 223 --
Terrance Smith Florida State 6'3 235 4,77
Eric Striker Oklahoma 5'11 227 4.80
Nick Vigil Utah State 6'2 239 4.72
Stephen Weatherly Vanderbilt 6'4 267 4.61
Scooby Wright Arizona 6'0 239 4.90