Draft buzz: On the Dolphins' radar

The Dolphins were at USC this week to work out the Trojans' three stud linebackers — Rey Maualuga, Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews -- but they also took the time during their visit to take a look at another prospect. This one wasn't a USC player, but rather David Veikune from the University of Hawaii, Scout.com has learned.

The 6-3, 255-pound Veikune is rated as the 10th-best defensive end prospect by Scout.com, but at his size, it's as an outside linebacker that the Dolphins would consider drafting him.

A second-team All-WAC selection in 2008 after recording nine sacks and three forced fumbles, Veikune is projected as a second- or third-round pick.

Barring a Dolphins trade, they currently hold their 25th, 44th and 56th selections in the draft, and Veikune projects most closely to the No. 56.

Miami's fourth pick is No. 87 overall, but Veikune figures to have been drafted by that point.


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