Davis, Booker and Henderson picked in third

Former Seminoles taken in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders, respectively.

Former Florida State stars Buster Davis and Lorenzo Booker joined Lawrence Timmons as 2007 NFL Draft picks Saturday night.

Davis was taken with the fifth pick of the third round (69 overall) by the Arizona Cardinals. Booker was taken two selections later by the Miami Dolphins.

Davis was considered to be a second-round talent but concerns about his 5-foot-9 stature scared a few teams off. But the Cardinals are getting a proven playmaker that earned first-team All-ACC honors last year.

"Forget the height factor, the kid is a heck of a football player," ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. said.

Booker was selected about in the range that he was projected.

He will be fighting for playing time in Miami behind incumbent starter Ronnie Brown. Booker could find his niche as the Dolphins' third-down back.

"As a third-down back, as a change-of-pace type homerun-hitter, Lorenzo Booker is a good football player," Kiper, Jr. said.

Mario Henderson was the third FSU player taken in the round and the fourth one on the day. The Oakland Raider selected him with the 91st overall selection.


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