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Dolphins pick Kenyan Drake in third round

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The Miami Dolphins have selected their third round pick.

Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

With the 73rd overall pick, the Miami Dolphins selected running back Kenyan Drake. The selection will now give Miami a running back to team with Jay Ajayi as the tandem of running backs this year.

Drake is a home-run hitter, able to break a long run at any point, and he is a solid receiver. He worked primarily as a backup to Derrick Henry last year, but he is seen as a quality running back. He receives comparisons to Reggie Bush, who had his best years of his career when in Miami. Drake needs to show a little more patience at times, but he is going to add an explosive element to the Miami offense this year.

Earlier in the night, the Dolphins added Baylor cornerback Xavien Howard after trading up four positions. Howard joined first-round pick, a selection made on Thursday night, Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, as the first two members of the Dolphins 2016 draft class.

Miami does not have a fourth-round pick following the trade for Howard, so they are next scheduled to be on the clock in the fifth round, with the 147th overall pick.

Dolphins Needs

1. Running back
2. Linebacker
3. Defensive tackle
4. Defensive end
5. Depth at Guard, Wide receiver, Tight end, Cornerback

Dolphins picks

Round 1 (13th overall) - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Round 2 (38th overall) - Traded up - Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
Round 3 (73rd overall) - Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
Round 5 (147th overall)
Round 6 (186th overall)
Round 7 (227th overall)
Round 7 (231st overall)

NFL Draft Round Start Times

Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 29th, 7pm ET
Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 30th, 12pm ET

Selection Time Limits

Round 2: 7 minutes per pick
Round 3-6: 5 minutes per pick
Round 7: 4 minutes per pick
Compensatory picks: 4 minutes per pick