The Miami Dolphins have announced the signing of three members of their 2018 Draft class. The newest players to agree to their contracts are linebacker Jerome Baker, tight end Durham Smythe, and running back Kalen Ballage. The move adds the three to four other members of the class who signed last week, safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, cornerback Cornell Armstrong, linebacker Quentin Poling, and kicker Jason Sanders.
The Dolphins still have second-round pick, tight end Mike Gesicki, to sign.
Baker was selected in the third round out of Ohio State. He re-joins his former college teammate, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who missed all of his rookie season with an ACL team after Miami selected him in the second round in 2017. He recorded 158 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions, five passes defensed, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries during three seasons at Ohio State.
Smythe was selected in the fourth round by Miami, the first of two selections in the round. Smythe played four seasons at Notre Dame, making 28 starts with 41 total games played. He recorded 15 receptions for 244 yards with one touchdown in 2017.
Ballage was the second fourth-round pick for the Dolphins, coming out of Arizona State. He spent four years at ASU, recording 157 carries for 669 yards with six touchdowns as a senior. He had 27 career touchdowns, the sixth most in school history.
The Dolphins completed their second day of the veteran minicamp on Wednesday and will return to the field on Thursday.