Day 2 draft review

With the 2006 NFL draft over, we wrap up the proceeding with a look at the Day 2 picks as well as other news and notes involving the Dolphins.

Not surprisingly, Coach Nick Saban said he was very happy with the result of the Dolphins' draft. We say not surprisingly because every coach expresses pleasure over his draft right after it's over. We'll let you know what we think about it on Monday.

The Dolphins took four players on Sunday: offensive tackle Joe Toledo, wide receiver Devin Aromashodu, and defensive tackles Fred Evans and Rodrique Wright.

Saban said he was happy about not having traded away any 2007 picks because the Dolphins were hamstrung this year because of their lack of selections and he didn't want the same thing happening next year.

Other tidbits:

-- The Dolphins used a best-player approach on Day 2 of the draft, with Saban emphasizing upside with each of the picks.

-- Evans might have been downgraded because of the level of competition he faced on a regular basis playing at Texas State, but Saban said Evans was dominant when Texas State played against Texas A&M last season.

-- Saban clarified the situation with Wright, saying he told Wright he would need to be examined upon arriving in Miami to confirm the original diagnosis that he needs to have surgery on his right shoulder. Saban said Wright could continue to play with the injury but would only be making things worse.

-- Saban also talked about the possibility that Wright, should he undergo surgery, might have to miss some of the 2006 season.

-- Saban said Saturday Ricky Williams came over to his house on Friday night, but the two didn't discuss the possibility of Williams playing in the Canadian Football League this season.

-- ESPN reported on Sunday that the Detroit Lions were offering quarterback Joey Harrington in a trade to other teams, this despite the fact Harrington has publicly stated he wants to play in Miami. When asked about the report, Saban said, "I don't have a reaction. We've done everything within the boundaries given to us. I just don't feel we've done anything wrong. We're going to continue to try to get this worked out." Unless another team becomes involved in discussions, which doesn't seem likely, the Dolphins have the leverage here because Harrington is due a $4 million roster bonus in mid-June and the Lions are going to release before they have to pay it.

-- Saban said the Dolphins are looking at several undrafted quarterbacks, and you can expect at least one of them to be signed to take part in next weekend's rookie minicamp.

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