2009 Draft: Sleeper Targets?

The blue-chip prospects of interest for the Dolphins have been identified by now, but who are the players they might go after in the later rounds or as undrafted free agents who hopefully could prove to be steals? Find out about a couple of college teammates who have drawn the interest of the Dolphins in preparation for the draft.

The Dolphins are one of seven teams that have expressed significant interest in Akron linebacker Kevin Grant, according to a league source.

The 6-2, 240-pound Grant was a second-team All-MAC selection as a senior when he also earned team defensive MVP honors.

He led the Zips in tackles for the '08 season with 85, including 50 solo stops. Grant also led the team with 8.5 tackles for losses and with 4.0 sacks.

The scouting report on Grant is that while he has limitations in coverage, he's a tremendous run defender who fit in very well as an inside linebacker in a 3-4.

Grant could be a good pick for the Dolphins with one of their two seventh-round selections.

Grant's teammate at Akron, running back Andrew Johnson also has drawn the interest of the Dolphins, according to a league source.

Johnson was a backup in college both at the University of Miami, where he began and at Akron. He also sustained a torn ACL in his right knee toward the end of his freshman season at Miami. He posted mediocre stats in college, but he's got good size (5-11, 215) and he reportedly ran a 4.32 in the 40-yard dash in a workout for the Colts.

Johnson isn't expected to get drafted, but he's someone who could get a look as an undrafted free agent.

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