BIG HITTER IS FIFTH-ROUND PICK

The Dolphins went with defense again with the fifth-round pick they acquired from Green Bay, selecting Tony Bua from Arkansas. Bua played outside linebacker for three years at Arkansas before switching to safety last season, but the Dolphins are looking at him as a linebacker.

The thing that stands out about Bua is that he's a very aggressive player. In fact, the knock on him, according to some draft analysts, is that he's overly emotional and can play out of control at times.

He took a roughing penalty late in a game against Florida that wound up proving pivotal in the Gators' victory.

But if you want aggressive guys on defense and special teams, Bua fits the bill very well.

"He has a little anger management issue when he's on the field," said Dolphins GM Rick Spielman. "He's a great kid off the field."

Bua, who earned several academic honors at Arkansas, earned first-team All-SEC accolades as a senior after being a second-team all-conference choice in 2001 and 2002.

Bua ended his Arkansas career as the school's all-time leading tackler. He finished with at least 10 tackles 20 times during his collegiate career.


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