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The Splash Zone 4/29/18: Dolphins 2018 Draft Class

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

2018 NFL Draft Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The 2018 NFL Draft is officially over and the Miami Dolphins have a new rookie class. The class is led by the teams first round selection, Minkah Fitzpatrick. He was a player many believed would be gone by the time the Dolphins selected at #11. What do you guys think of this years class?

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Miami Dolphins' 2018 draft: Analysis for every selection - Miami Dolphins- ESPN
The Dolphins need plenty of help on defense. With the No. 11 pick, they tabbed Minkah Fitzpatrick -- one of the most versatile playmakers available.


Dolphins 2018 Draft

Miami Dolphins drafting physical freaks and workout warriors | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — In the summer of 2016, Arizona State wide receiver Tim White was beaten by running back Kalen Ballage in a race to determine the fastest player on the team. Ballage is 6-foot-2, 228 pounds. "Kalen, man, he's a beast," White told the Arizona Republic then.

Douglas High football players relish ‘awesome’ day announcing Miami Dolphins’ picks | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Yes, they joked about it. Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High football team announced the Dolphins’ Day 3 draft picks Saturday, and there was some joking beforehand about going rogue with any selections they might not approve of.

Evaluators assess Dolphins' fourth-round draft picks | Miami Herald
ESPN's Todd McShay offered a strong endorsement of the Dolphins' draft

AC In The AM: Filling Some Important Needs
And on the second day, the Dolphins continued to get better, bringing in a big, strong pass-catching tight end and an outside linebacker who led Ohio State in tackles last season.


Dolphins Running Backs

2018 NFL Draft 4th round: Kalen Ballage is Dolphins most exciting pick | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — This is the most exciting pick the Miami Dolphins have made in this year’s NFL Draft, and it’s unusual to say that about a fourth-round pick. An offense that’s been dangerously low on electricity got a big jolt of it by choosing Arizona State running back with the No.


Dolphins Tight Ends

2018 NFL Draft: Dolphins load up at TE with Notre Dame’s Durham Smythe | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE -- The Dolphins are taking tight end seriously in this year's NFL Draft after a few years of struggling at the position. They took Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe in the fourth round today at No.

NFL Draft 2018: 5 things to know about new Miami Dolphin Durham Smythe | The Daily Dolphin
With their first pick on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, the Dolphins took their second tight end of the draft, nabbing Durham Smythe out of Notre Dame. Here are five things you probably don't know about the newest Dolphin: 1.

Can Durham Smythe fill Anthony Fasano’s shoes for Miami Dolphins? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — It won't be considered a sexy or exciting pick, taking a blocking tight end in the fourth round. But if Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe can fill the void left by veteran Anthony Fasano, it will be a smart pick for the Miami Dolphins.


Dolphins Defense

Miami Dolphins emphasize speed, versatility in NFL Draft | Miami Herald
Taking Minkah Fitzpatrick in Round 1 was more than a coup. It was a sign of things to come. The Dolphins targeted fast, interchangeable defensive players in the draft.


Dolphins Linebackers

2018 NFL Draft: Dolphins beef up linebacker corps with Quentin Poling | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins have keyed in on two positions of need in this year's draft, double-dipping at tight end and linebacker. They took Ohio's Quentin Poling in the seventh round at No. 227 overall, adding him to a draft class that already includes fellow linebacker Jerome Baker.


Dolphins Secondary

NFL Draft 2018: 5 things to know about Miami Dolphin Cornell Armstrong | The Daily Dolphin
The Miami Dolphins bolstered their secondary with the 209th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, taking defensive back Cornell Armstrong from Southern Miss. Here’s a look at Miami’s newest player: 1.


Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins might move team headquarters by 2022 | Miami Herald
A potential bombshell was tucked inside North America's World Cup bid: The Dolphins' future training site is scheduled to open in Miami in 2022.


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The Splash Zone 4/28/18: Dolphins Day 2 Selections - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

2018 NFL Draft grades: Second- and third-round marks still high for Miami Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins’ draft grades for the first round of the Draft were really high, making the All A/B Honor Roll. The addition of Minkah Fitzpatrick was widely seen as a great move for a team that...

Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: Second 4th round selection has Miami adding Kalen Ballage - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins’ second fourth-round pick of the 2018 NFL Draft is in and they have picked up Kalen Ballage, RB, Arizona State. The move fills another of the Dolphins needs while adding talent...

Miami Dolphins 2018 draft grades: Polls for Durham Smythe, Kalen Ballage - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins made two picks in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. They first added Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe, doubling down on the position after using a second-round pick on...

Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: 6th round selection adds Cornell Armstrong - The Phinsider
It took a little over 3-1/2 hours for the 2018 NFL Draft to move from the Miami Dolphins second fourth round pick to their next pick near the end of the sixth round. After the painfully slow wait,...

Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: 7th round selection adds Quentin Poling - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have two quick selections in the early portion of the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. With the first of those two selections, Miami added Ohio linebacker Qunetin Poling,...

Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: 7th round selection land Jason Sanders - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins close out their 2018 NFL Draft with the selection of kicker Jason Sanders from New Mexico. The move fills a need for the team, who did not have a kicker on the roster prior to...

2018 NFL Draft results: Meet the complete list of Miami Dolphins draft picks - The Phinsider
The 2018 NFL Draft is now complete, with 256 players selected to the 32 teams. The Miami Dolphins systematically attacked the draft this year, grabbing highly rated players while filling holes all...

2018 NFL Draft results: Complete list of all 256 picks - The Phinsider
The 2018 NFL Draft is now complete. It was a long process spread over three days and seven rounds of selections to bring 256 college prospects into the league. The Draft started with Oklahoma...

Miami Dolphins undrafted free agent rumor tracker 2018 - The Phinsider
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