Gardner wasn't a highly regarded prospect, with some draft analysts suggesting he'll never be more than a backup. Gardner, however, has other ideas.
"I think I'm really one of the best values in this draft at this position," he said. "I think if I hadn't been injured, it would have been a little bit higher. But I think the Dolphins, they got a good player and I'm just ready to get in there and get the thing started."
The same could apply to Folsom, who told reporters on Sunday he didn't think he'd have a shot at the NFL until January and then really started thinking about it after his pro day.
Folsom is married with a young daughter, and he's already been accepted to veterinary school.
Folsom started only six of 12 games last season after earning second-team all-conference honors in 2007, and he admitted he didn't think he would get drafted.
He'll get a shot to compete at inside linebacker, but probably will have to impress on special teams just to make the team.