5 things to know about CB Cornell Armstrong, Miami Dolphins draft pick

Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp #1 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers tries to avoid defensive back Cornell Armstrong #3 of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins bolstered their secondary with the 209th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, taking defensive back Cornell Armstrong from Southern Miss. Here’s a look at Miami’s newest player:

1. A three-star recruit coming out of Bassfield High School in Mississippi, Armstrong was ranked the 116th-best cornerback in his class, according to 24/7’s composite rankings. He was recruited by Jackson State and Louisiana-Monroe, along with Southern Miss.

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2. Armstrong’s high school team won the Class 2A State Championship and as a senior he had 32 total tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 14 games.

3. Armstrong’s uncle, Eric Booth, also played college football for Southern Miss.

4. The California native racked up 146 tackles, including 9.5 for a loss in four seasons at Southern Miss. He also had five career interceptions.

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5. It seems that, for at least the second time in the draft, the Dolphins have drafted a Miami Heat fan.

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