We are now late in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, with the Miami Dolphins holding the first compensatory pick of the selection process. That pick, the 33rd of the round and 97th overall, was used by the team to grab Cordrea Tankersley, cornbacker from Clemson.
This marks the first time in team history that the Dolphins have used their first three draft picks on defense (via Adam Beasley).
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein writes of Tankersley:
Has an impressive body of work as a lockdown, boundary cornerback but he has some holes in his transitions that could open the door for more separation on the next level. While he's not always the most fluid in coverage, his 6-foot-1 frame and eight interceptions will be the two numbers some teams will focus heavily on. If he runs well at pre-draft workouts, his stock could soar thanks to his size and production.
The Dolphins have systematically filled three of their biggest needs on defense through the first three rounds of the Draft. They have no picks in the fourth round, but then come back with three fifth round picks.
Dolphins Draft Picks
Round 1 - Pick 22 - Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
Round 2 - Pick 22 (Overall 54) - Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
Round 3 - Pick 33 (Overall 97 - Compensatory) - Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson
Remaining Miami Dolphins picks
Round 5 - Pick 22 (Overall 166)
Round 5 - Pick 35 (Overall 178 - Compensatory)
Round 5 - Pick 41 (Overall 184 - Compensatory)
Round 7 - Pick 5 (Overall 223 - from Los Angeles Rams)
Cornerback Defensive end
- Defensive tackle
Chris Grier explains that Dolphins deliberately avoided Harris
Prospects who visited with Dolphins
2017 NFL Mock Draft (2-rounds via SB Nation bloggers)
2017 NFL Draft Schedule
2nd/3rd Rounds - Friday, April 28 - 7pm ET
4th-7th Rounds - Saturday, April 29 - 12pm ET
TV channels: ESPN/ESPN2 and NFL Network
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