With the 231st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins have selected Thomas Duarte, tight end, UCLA.
The Dolphins have spent the entire draft building around an offensive vision for new head coach Adam Gase, and it appears they ended it with an offensive player in Duarte. Duarte is transitioning from a wide receiver to a tight end, so he will have to work to develop his blocking, but he has the athleticism to be a solid receiving threat from the tight end position, and he can be a matchup issue. He will need to add more muscle mass at the NFL level, but as a seventh round pick, he is a solid pickup for Miami.
Miami briefly held the 250th pick as well, but swapped it with the Cleveland Browns in a trade that sent Jamar Taylor to Cleveland.
Dolphins Draft Picks
Round 1 (13th overall) - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Round 2 (38th overall) - Traded up - Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
Round 2 (42nd overall) - Traded to Baltimore for 38th pick
Round 3 (73rd overall) - Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
Round 3 (86th overall) - Traded up - Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
Round 4 (107th overall) - Traded to Baltimore for 38th pick Round 5 (147th overall) - Traded to New England Patriots for 196th, 204, and 250th Round 6 (186th overall) - Traded to Minnesota for 86th pick
Pick traded back to Miami - Jakeem Grant, WR, Texas Tech
Round 6 (196th overall) - From Houston via New England - Traded to Minnesota for 186
Round 6 (204th overall) - From Chicago via New England -Jordan Lucas, DB, Penn State
Round 7 (227th overall) - Traded to Minnesota for pick 186
Round 7 (223rd overall) - From Cleveland for Jamar Taylor and 231 - Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky
Round 7 (231st overall) - Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA
Round 7 (250th overall) - From New England - Traded to Cleveland Browns for pick 223
*2017 3rd and 4th round picks to Minnesota for 86th pick