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The Splash Zone 5/1/21: Recapping Dolphins Day 2 Draft Selections

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.

2021 NFL Draft Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Dolphins had a busy night by adding three new players to their roster.

With their first second round pick (#36), the team select Jevon Holland out of Oregon. The Dolphins were rumored to be looking for a new safety as Bobby McCain and Eric Rowe could be potential cap casualties. Holland has a knack for being around the ball and the hope is that he can fill multiple roles on the defensive side.

The Dolphins traded up to #42 to select Liam Eichenberg, an offensive lineman out of Notre Dame. He played left tackle in college but is probably being moved to right tackle on the Dolphins offensive line. He could also potentially slide into one of the guard spots. Are you noticing a pattern with some of this draft picks yet?

With their final pick of the night (#81), the Dolphins selected tight end Hunter Long out of Boston College. This one had me scratching my head at first but I was reminded that Mike Gesicki is in a contract year. Long sort of a complete tight end. He can block and he can catch. But we should still hope the Dolphins and Gesicki can reach a contract extension at some point.

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

Dolphins select Oregon safety Jevon Holland, Notre Dame OL Liam Eichenberg, Boston College TE Hunter Long on Day 2 of NFL draft - South Florida Sun Sentinel - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins may have missed out on a top running back for the second straight NFL draft, but got Oregon safety Jevon Holland, Notre Dame offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg and Boston College tight end Hunter Long on Day 2 of the 2021 draft.

Jevon Holland

Dolphins miss out on running back, take Oregon safety Jevon Holland
The Dolphins take safety Jevon Holland after narrowly missing out on North Carolina running back Javonte Williams.

Dolphins Draft Javon Holland in Round 2: Instant Analysis - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
The Miami Dolphins selected Oregon safety Javon Holland with their first of two second-round picks in the 2021 NFL draft

Liam Eichenberg

Miami Dolphins trade up for Liam Eichenberg in NFL Draft Round 2
The Dolphins needed to add an offensive tackle and they made a move up to do it in the second round. Liam Eichenberg is solid in the are

Dolphins trade with Giants, take Liam Eichenberg at No. 42 - ProFootballTalk
Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman wasn’t a fan of trading down in the past, but he’s developed a taste for it this year.

Hunter Long

Hunter Long Drafted By Miami Dolphins In Third Round of 2021 NFL Draft - Sports Illustrated Boston College Eagles News, Analysis and More
Boston College tight end Hunter Long was drafted by Miami Dolphins on Friday. Our scouting report and analysis of the pick.

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