The Miami Dolphins signed 14 undrafted free agents after the NFL Draft and don’t underestimate the impact an undrafted player can have on an NFL season.
Dolphins running back Damien Williams (Oklahoma), safety Michael Thomas (Stanford), tight end MarQueis Gray (Minnesota), punter Matt Darr (Tennessee), snapper John Denney (BYU), kicker Andrew Franks (RPI), linebacker Neville Hewitt (Marshall), linebacker Mike Hull (Penn State), Lafayette Pitts (Pittsburgh) and Anthony Steen (Alabama) were among the undrafted players who contributed in 2016.
No. Still wondering how that happened (or didn’t happen).
But Wake’s long, successful journey is surely inspirational to all the players whose phone didn’t ring for the three days in their life when they wanted it to ring most.
Here are Miami’s free-agent signings that were rated highest by ESPN entering the NFL Draft:
- Praise Martin-Oguike, Temple, DE, 6-feet and 3/8 inches, 258 pounds. ESPN scouting notes: Shorter arms, quick first step, plays hard, powerful upper body. HIGHLIGHTS
- De’Veon Smith, Michigan, RB, 5-feet-10 and 7/8 inches, 223 pounds. ESPN scouting notes: Powerful downhill runner, drags defenders, limited speed, reliable pass-catcher. HIGHLIGHTS
- Damore’ea Stringfellow, Ole Miss, WR, 6-feet-1 and 7/8 inches, 218 pounds. ESPN scouting notes: Strong and physical, big target, long strides and leaping ability, inconsistent pass-catcher. HIGHLIGHTS
- Drew Morgan, Arkansas, WR, 5-feet-11 and 7/8 inches, 190 pounds. ESPN scouting notes: Savvy route-runner, may lack NFL burst, tough slot receiver. HIGHLIGHTS
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