Miami Dolphins fundamental supervisor Chris Grier was not joking when he acknowledged he was immediately bolting upon conclusion of his draft wrap-up data conference to get to work on undrafted free agent additions Saturday night.
After the Dolphins’ four-pick draft haul between Friday and Saturday, the work immediately began inside minutes of Mr. Irrelevant being launched as the last word select of the 2023 draft. A minimum of 19 agreements have been reached.
Miami’s undrafted additions, in response to league sources: Arkansas State quarterback James Blackman, Jackson State linebacker Aubrey Miller, San Diego State offensive lineman Alama Uluave, USC defensive lineman Brandon Pili, Michigan State offensive kind out Jarrett Horst, Oregon safety Bennett Williams, Campbell tight end Julian Hill, Illinois State linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh, Western Kentucky intensive receiver Daewood Davis, BYU working once more Chris Brooks, Mississippi State defensive lineman Randy Charlton, UCF defensive kind out Anthony Montalvo, Stanford cornerback Ethan Bonner and Nebraska linebacker Garrett Nelson.
The Dolphins are moreover reportedly signing Miami Hurricanes edge rusher Mitchell Agude, in response to ESPN, UM offensive lineman DJ Scaife and Cal-Poly intensive receiver Chris Coleman, in response to the Miami Herald, South Dakota offensive kind out Alex Jensen, in response to Midco Sports, and Oklahoma punter Michael Turk, in response to KPRC2 in Houston.
“There’s nonetheless work to be accomplished,” Grier acknowledged after the Dolphins completed their draft. “We’ll be attempting so as to add the very best gamers we are able to, and hopefully, we’ll discover a couple undrafted gems or hidden gems for us to assist the roster.”
In Pili, the Dolphins would possibly uncover a backup nostril kind out for Raekwon Davis, the 2020 second-round select who enters the last word yr of his rookie contract in 2023. Miami is giving $100,000 assured, in response to agent David Canter, to the massive defensive lineman who was listed at 6 foot 3, 345 kilos by USC.
Pili recorded 49 tackles, along with 7 1/2 for losses and a pair of 1/2 sacks, three go deflections, a pressured fumble and a blocked self-discipline intention in 38 video video games, 5 begins, in his Trojans career. He bounced once more from a torn Achilles that reduce his 2021 season fast to be a key member of the Trojans safety in 2022.
The Dolphins have merely 4 defensive linemen on the roster with defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Zach Sieler, who’re moreover on the ultimate years of their provides, and defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah turning into a member of Davis. Miami let veteran nostril kind out John Jenkins stroll in free firm this offseason.
Additionally receiving necessary assured money of $80,000, in response to Houston’s KPRC 2, is Bonner, who ran a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at his skilled day. Miami invested throughout the undrafted cornerback after using its excessive 2023 draft select on one different, South Carolina’s Cam Smith throughout the second spherical.
Agude, in his lone season at UM after transferring from UCLA (the equivalent trajectory Dolphins’ 2021 first-round draft select Jaelan Phillips expert), had 39 tackles, seven for loss, and 4 sacks in 2022. Though not a combination invite, Agude educated domestically in South Florida ahead of UM skilled day.
Scaife, a UM and Miami Southridge Excessive standout, started 51 video video games over 5 seasons with the Hurricanes, Scaife possesses versatility to play guard or kind out, along with scheme versatility from quite a few completely completely different offenses.
Additionally from Miami Southridge is Charlton, who carried out his closing two seasons at Mississippi State after starting his school career at UCF. He had 4 sacks in each of his earlier two seasons throughout the SEC.
Blackman is a former Glades Central Excessive standout and Florida State Seminole who stands at 6 foot 6. In 2022, his sixth school season, he completed 64.3 % of passes for 2,471 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. He carried out his final two seasons at Arkansas State after spending 4 years at FSU.
Davis will be an space product from Broward County, who frolicked at Deerfield Seaside, Stranahan and Somerset Academy amongst his native extreme schools. Beginning his school career at Oregon, the speedster blended for 1,635 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns over two seasons at WKU.
Turk is the nephew of former Dolphins punter Matt Turk, who spent 4 (2000-01, 2003-04) of his 16 NFL seasons in Miami and was a three-time Professional Bowler in Washington.
Within the draft, the Dolphins started by selecting Smith and Texas A&M working once more Devon Achane on Friday night, in Rounds 2 and three, respectively. Saturday, Miami added Stanford intensive receiver-turned-tight end Elijah Higgins and Michigan offensive lineman Ryan Hayes.
This story will be updated.