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The Splash Zone 4/29/23: 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.

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The Miami Dolphins didn’t need a cornerback, but they drafted Cam Smith out of South Carolina anyway. That’s not a bad thing though, as Smith was considered one of the top defensive back prospects in the NFL Draft. Xavien Howard played injured pretty much all season with Nik Needham and Trill Williams coming back from season ending injuries. Smith is some nice insurance to have it any of those players can’t get back to form and Howard isn’t getting any younger.

The Dolphins may have brought back all their running backs from last season but the position was still a minor need. Mike McDaniel fell in love with the idea of having Devon Achane in his offense and he got his wish last night. Achane is a small running back who brings home run potential whenever he touches the ball. The Dolphins offense was already one of the fastest in the league and it got even faster with this addition.

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

Miami Dolphins NFL draft picks 2023: Analysis for every selection - ESPN - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Let's take a closer look at each of the Dolphins’ 2023 draft picks, as they're made, including second-rounder Cam Smith.

Cam Smith

Why the Miami Dolphins Selected CB Cam Smith With Their 2023 Pick - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
The Miami Dolphins selected a defensive player with their first pick for the second consecutive year

The Miami Dolphins Drafted Cam Smith and Effectively Put Xavien Howard on the Clock
The Miami Dolphins selected South Carolina CB Cam Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft. Is Smith the heir apparent to former All-Pro Xavien Howard?

Miami Dolphins select South Carolina cornerback Cam Smith in Round 2 of NFL Draft
The Dolphins have Xavien Howard and Jalen Ramsey, but they nabbed cornerback Cam Smith in Round 2 on Friday night.

Devon Achane

Dolphins’ selection of running back Achane draws rave reviews. What analysts are saying
What analysts are saying about new Dolphins running back Achane

Why Mike McDaniel Was So Pumped the Miami Dolphins Drafted Devon Achane
Here's the backstory to Mike McDaniel's celebratory fist pump after the Miami Dolphins took Texas A&M running back Devon Achane.

Mike McDaniel

Miami Dolphins Coach Mike McDaniel Became a Meme During 2023 NFL Draft - Sports Illustrated
This was so relatable.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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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.

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2023 NFL Draft: 5 Trades the Miami Dolphins should make on draft night - The Phinsider
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NFL Draft 2023: Who are the best players left on Day Two for the Miami Dolphins? - The Phinsider
There’s plenty of talent left on the board, but which players suit Miami the best?

Should the Dolphins have traded into the first round? SB Nation Reacts wants to know - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins did not have a pick in the first round yesterday. Should they have made a move to jump into the first 31 picks?

Dolphins LT Terron Armstead set to announce Miami’s second-round pick - The Phinsider
Who will the Miami Dolphins draft on day two of the 2023 NFL Draft?!

2023 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins bolster secondary with selection of Cam Smith - The Phinsider
Dolphins secondary gets even stronger

2023 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins add more speed to offense with running back Devon Achane - The Phinsider
The Dolphins offense got faster