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Dolphins Sign Rookie Quarterback Brandon Doughty

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Miami reaches agreement with seventh-round draft pick, Brandon Doughty

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According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with seventh-round draft pick, Brandon Doughty.

Doughty becomes the first player from the Dolphins' 2016 draft class to sign a deal with the team.  During his time at Western Kentucky, Doughty amassed 12,855 yards, 111 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.  He led the NCAA in passing yards over the last two seasons.

The 6’3, 220-pound is the first quarterback drafted since the Miami Dolphins selected Ryan Tannehill with the eighth pick in the 2012 NFL draft.  Like Tannehill, Doughty possesses the skill-set to compete in the NFL.  Doughty is a big, strong quarterback who uses his pin-point accuracy to dissect opposing defenses.

Here is a small sample of what Brandon Doughty can do;

Doughty was raised minutes from the Dolphins' training facility in Davie, Florida.  He will likely compete with Matt Moore and Logan Thomas for a spot on the team's 53-man roster.  The signing comes a day before the team begins their newly structured rookie mini camp on Friday.  Whether or not he makes the team, it will be interesting to see if one of college football's most productive quarterbacks can succeed at the next level.