PAPE AND POPE

The Dolphins wrapped up their 2004 draft with two seventh-round selections, offensive tackle Tony Pape from Michigan and linebacker Derrick Pope from Alabama.

Pape was a highly decorated player at Michigan, earning second-team AP All-American honors as a senior after being named first-team All-Big Ten as a junior.

The 6-6, 323-pound Pape has been projected by some analysts as a guard on the NFL level. He never played guard at Michigan but said he would have no problem whatsoever being switched by the Dolphins.

As for Pope, the book on him is he's a hard-hitting special teams demon.

At under 6 feet, Pope lacks ideal height, but that didn't stop him from earning Alabama's Headhunter Award last year.

Pope also was a first-team All-SEC choice after finishing with 105 tackles, with five sacks and one interception.

The additions of Pape and Pope gave the Dolphins three offensive and three defensive players in the 2004 draft.

In addition to Pape, the Dolphins added offensive lineman Vernon Carey and Rex Hadnot on offense.

Pope joined cornerback Will Poole and safety/linebacker Tony Bua as the defensive draft choices.


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