The NFL Combine, while to some is not as indicative as other measures, is a crucial event leading into the NFL Draft. Here are some players who are on the Miami Dolphins' radar who have enjoyed good results so far at this year's event.
McKinley, one of the nation's top edge pass rushers entering the draft, clocked a blazing 4.59 second 40-yard dash, the best at his position. For a 6 feet 2, 250 pound pass rusher, that number is phenomenal, and shows his ability to just blow past offensive linemen. For the Miami Dolphins, finding a starting EDGE opposite veteran Cameron Wake is at the top of the priority list, and McKinely, if he doesn't fly up draft boards, could be a great addition with the 22nd overall pick.
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This inside linebacker posted an insane 27 reps (the best at his position) benching and 34.5 inch vertical, showing his athleticism. Projected to be a middle-round pick and deemed to be a backup to start his NFL career, Gedeon would be an intriguing middle round prospect for the Dolphins, who would then push Kiko outside. Gedeon's value comes on special teams, where he thrived at Michigan.
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It is not often you see a defensive prospect who can be listed playing three unique positions. That is the versatility that Reddick will bring to whatever team drafts him. The 6-feet-1, 237 pound LB/DL/EDGE ran with the defensive linemen at the combine today, posting position bests at the 40-yard dash (4.52 seconds), vert jump (36.5 inches) and broad jump (133 inches). Reddick, once considered a second round pick, will almost certainly be coveted in the first, and would be a great pick for the Dolphins at 22nd overall. He can tackle in open space, stay with tight ends in the passing game, and rush the passer on third down. All three are traits the Dolphins desperately seek.
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