The Dolphins wrapped up their 2003 draft by selecting powerful defensive tackle Davern Williams from Troy State.

Williams is just the type of defensive tackle the Dolphins like, a strong run defender who takes on blockers and frees up the linebackers to make plays.

After beginning his collegiate career at Auburn, Williams transferred to Troy State because of a lack of playing time.

He wound up starting three years at Troy State, finishing with 166 tackles, including 19 for loss, and six sacks.

Williams has a rather lengthy injury history, including a fracture of his right hand incurred when he punched several assailants who attacked him and his roommate in a bathroom.

In addition, Williams had surgery on both shoulders after the 2001 season and he suffers from asthma. But Williams says the injuries are not a problem.

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