Sunday, May 20, 2012

Slow-signing Dolphins ink second rookie, DT Randall


The Dolphins signed seventh-round pick defensive tackle Kheeston Randall to a four-year deal Sunday, according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.

Randall was a four-year player at Texas as a nose tackle. He will compete to be a backup defensive tackle behind Paul Soliai and Randy Starks.

Though a little undersized as an interior lineman, Randall is an athletic defender with a high motor who is also the owner of a 34-inch vertical, no easy feat when you're 6-foot-5 and are pushing 300 pounds.

He is also recognized as a high character person who can be a locker room leader for the Dolphins as he was at Texas, though he is no guarantee to make the team.

The Dolphins are stacked with talent on the defensive line and Randall will have to impress to lock up a roster spot.

Miami has now signed two of their draftees. Sixth-round pick receiver B.J.Cunningham was signed first Thursday.

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