For the Dolphins, the interview at the combine only served to reinforce their assessment that Charles Harris really loves football.
General Manager Chris Grier said the Dolphins were so enamored with Harris that they purposely stayed away from him as the pre-draft process wound down, with no visit or private workout.
Harris, who didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school, had 16 sacks over the past two seasons and earned second-team All-SEC honors each of the past two seasons.
Hours away from the start of the 2017 NFL draft, we break things down with numbers.
Starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, the Dolphins and the other 31 NFL teams will take turns selecting the best college prospects to fortify their roster.
Here’s the rundown of the 23 national mock drafts, along with the comments that accompanied their Dolphins picks.
While defense is clearly the priority, the Dolphins won’t hesitate picking the best player on their draft board at No. 22.
McDowell had 34 tackles, including seven for loss, and 1.5 sacks in nine games in 2016.
The Dolphins quarterback, who grew up minutes from the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, got to live out a childhood dream when the Dolphins selected him in the seventh round of the 2016 draft.
Watt’s breakout season was all the more remarkable because it was his first as a full-time starter and it came after he missed the 2014 season with a knee injury and after he began his college career as a tight end.
NFL Media's Bucky Brooks breaks down his top 5 running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft.
New Dolphins offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James speaks with The Finsiders after being selected with the 19th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 draft. Don't miss James discuss his strengths as a player and speak to the fans about what he looks to add to the Dolphins offense.
Former Dolphins O.J. McDuffie and Keith Sims join Greg Likens and John Congemi as The Finsiders give their immediate reaction to the Dolphins' pick of Ja'Wuan James in the 2014 NFL Draft. Watch for highlights of James in action as well as discussion on what the pick will mean for the Dolphins offense this fall.
Take a behind the scenes look of what the Dolphins front office does as they prepare for the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft Room.
Watch highlights and learn about Ja'Wuan James, a 6'6", 311-pound, offensive tackle out of Tennessee.