Dolphins’ biggest NFL Draft surprise? Charles Harris lasting to No. 22

The Dolphins thought Charles Harris (91) would go higher than No. 22. (Getty Images)

At the end of the NFL Draft, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier took a breath and ran through all seven selections in his mind. He was thinking about which one was the biggest surprise, and he went all the way back to Miami’s first pick.

The Dolphins had two players in mind at No. 22: Charles Harris and one he declined to name. Grier gave the impression that the other player was on their list as a contingency because they were worried Harris wouldn’t be around that late.

“He’s a guy we targeted and we really liked,” Grier said when asked which part of the draft surprised him most. “As soon as we made the pick, (vice president Mike Tannenbaum) and I were getting texts from coaches, scouts and players and people were saying we got a really good player. So probably him.”

Harris, a defensive end from Missouri, is expected to hold his introductory press conference Friday. He and the rest of Miami’s newcomers will be in town for rookie minicamp this weekend.

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