The Dolphins continue attempting to improve their pass defense, doubling down at cornerback and selecting Utah State product Will Davis with the 93rd overall pick.
The Dolphins had traded their 82nd overall pick to the New Orleans Saints for the 106th and 109th selections. But apparently Jeff Ireland was high enough on Will Davis to trade back into round three with the Green Packers, giving up picks 109 (4th), 146 (5th), and 224 (7th).
Davis timed slow in the 40 at the combine (4.51), but has quick feet and fluid hips. With two cornerbacks now selected, Dimitri Patterson and his $4.6 million salary may be on the way out.
The Dolphins still have two picks in the fourth and fifth rounds to play with tomorrow, as well as a one selection in the seventh.
Will Davis, Cornerback, Utah State
Strengths: Has very quick feet. Is a fluid athlete that shows coordination and flexibility. Changes direction very well. Does a good job of locating the football. Shows ability to break and drive on football.
Weaknesses: Needs to bulk up some. Can be overaggressive at times. Vulnerable to double moves and play-action. Doesn’t have the straight line speed or recovery speed you look for at the position. Not the best open-field tackler. Has difficulty shedding blocks.