Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fins draft pair of cornerbacks, trade wideout Bess


Shortly after the Miami Dolphins picked up a cornerback, they got rid of a player who would have lined up across from him in practice.

Miami selected Boise State corner Jamar Taylor with their second-round pick (54th overall) Friday night, adding a much-needed piece to its defensive backs corps.

In a corresponding move, the Dolphins dealt wide receiver Davone Bess to the Cleveland Browns. According to ESPN, the Dolphins and Browns swapped picks in two rounds, moving up seven spots in the fourth.

Bess reportedly signed a three-year deal with Cleveland.

Taylor will compete for a nickel spot with the Dolphins and could work his way into top-two position if all goes well. He tallied four interceptions and 2.5 sacks last season.

Later in the evening, Miami packaged three picks -- a fourth, a fifth and a seventh -- to gain the Green Bay Packers' 93rd-overall choice, which it used to take Utah State cornerback Will Davis.

The Dolphins have newly-acquired Brent Grimes and Richard Marshall currently slated as the starters on the perimeter.

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