The Miami Dolphins will gather their rookies for the first time this weekend when they hold their rookie minicamp. NFL teams can hold one rookie minicamp a season, with the three-day event taking place on either of the two weekends immediately following the Draft. The Dolphins will hold their event Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7.
Included in the minicamp will be draft picks defensive end Charles Harris, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, guard Isaac Asiata defensive tackle Davon Godchaux, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, and wide receiver Isaiah Ford. The team will also have their undrafted free agents, with players signing with Miami expected to include cornerback Torry Mctyer, defensive end Praise Martin-Oguike, defensive end Cameron Malveaux, wide receiver Drew Morgan, wide receiver Malcolm Lewis, punter Matthew Haack, cornerback Larry Hope, tackle Eric Smith, running back De’Veon Smith, wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow, defensive back Maurice Smith, linebacker Chase Allen, defensive end Joby Saint Fleur, and wide receiver Francis Owusu.
Last year, the Dolphins used their rookie minicamp as an introduction to the team and the league, with no on-field practices scheduled. The weekend featured film and playbook work, team and position meetings, and classes about what to expect in being a player in the league. The 2017 rookie minicamp is expected to be similar to last year’s schedule.