The book on Aromashodu

Coach Nick Saban said the Dolphins drafted the highest-rated players on their board in the seventh round, and that includes Auburn wide receiver Devin Aromashodu. So what was it that Saban and the Dolphins liked about the Miami product.

Aromashodu was one of the local players who worked out for the Dolphins at their training facility because he played his high school football at Miami Springs High.

In that workout, Aromashodu impressed Saban with his athleticism and reinforced what the Dolphins had seen of him on field and what Saban had seen first-hand.

After the draft, Saban recalled a game he coached at LSU against Auburn and a key third-down catch by Aromashodu against eventual second-round pick Corey Webster that led to a game-clinching field goal.

"He's got great speed," Saban said. "He's a very good athlete with tremendous upside.

"We feel like he's a guy who could develop into something."

Aromashodu has nice size at 6-2 and certainly has some speed, but he's not a polished route-runner and has somewhat inconsistent hands, which is why he was available in the seventh rounds.

Aromashodu acknowledged himself that his hands are something he needs to work on.

Scouts think Aromashodu is the type of receiver who can help the team that likes to throw the ball downfield, so you could see being used as a deep threat if he makes the team and earns playing time.

Aromashodu returned kickoffs at Auburn and Saban said he would be given a chance to return punts for the Dolphins.


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