Draft wrap-up

We take a final look at the Dolphins' 2005 draft, the first of the Nick Saban regime. The Dolphins wound up picking six players, four on defense and two on offense. Three of the picks came from the SEC.

Here are some tidbits from the weekend:

-- Saban said the Dolphins would sign some undrafted free agents after the draft, although he did not have a set number. He said the number would depend on the quality of the players available.

-- Fourth-round pick Travis Daniels, who played for Saban at LSU, was asked to reveal something that might not be known about the new Dolphins head coach. "He's a good dancer," Daniels said. "When we went to the national championship, we took a boat cruise, the whole team, for one of the festivities that they had going on for us. Coach Saban kind of pulled out his James Brown shoes for us. We didn't know he had it in him, but he can move a little bit."

-- Seventh-round pick Kevin Vickerson isn't shy on confidence. "You got a steal," he told the South Florida media after being drafted. "That's all I can say. I"m a big steal."

-- Saban said the Dolphins wanted to draft a developmental quarterback but weren't able to, partly because the team didn't have an extra seventh-round pick.

-- The Dolphins also would have liked to have drafted a wide receiver and also add depth at tight end because offensive coordinator Scott Linehan often uses tw-tight-end sets.

-- Saban revealed that Daniels, just like fellow LSU cornerback Corey Webster, was recruited out of high school as a wide receiver. Daniels was told he had a better future as a defensive back.


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