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REPORT: Milliner, UF TE Reed Make Pre-Draft Visits With Dolphins

Posted By The Finsiders On April 12, 2013 @ 2:25 pm In Football | No Comments

DeeMilliner5-300x154 [1]NFL teams are allotted 30 pre-draft visits with out-of-town prospects in the weeks and months leading up to the draft.

So, with the Dolphins likely looking to add players at offensive line, defensive back, etc., they’ve made use of these customary workouts at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility.

The team, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson [2], has recently hosted a handful of potential draftees, including Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner and Florida tight end Jordan Reed.

Other visits Jackson reported include: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise St.; Robert Alford, CB, Southeast Louisiana; Courtney Gardner, WR, Sierra College; Kyle Juszcyzk, TE, Harvard.

There is a certain level of intrigue that surrounds these visits, because (a) they are typically shrouded in mystery and (b) many wonder if they are a predictor of future draft strategy.

If a team brings in a top prospect, are they tipping their draft hand?

Well, it could mean something, but it could also mean nothing at all.

“I think everybody does it differently and I’m one of those everybodys,” Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said during his pre-draft press confernce [3]. “I don’t have a strict philosophy about how I do it. Sometimes I got a guy that I need a little bit more medical information on, some guys I didn’t get a chance to visit with him at the Combine [4] or I did visit with him at the Combine and didn’t get the information that I wanted. There’s no rhyme or reason. Some guys I have a lot of interest in and some guys I don’t have much interest in at all, but there’s no rhyme or reason.”

Related: Finsiders Discuss Report of Manti Te’o Visiting the Dolphins [5]

Find out which players are attending this month’s draft HERE [6]


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[1] Image: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/report-milliner-uf-te-reed-make-pre-draft-visits-with-dolphins/attachment/deemilliner5-300x154

[2] according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/04/dolphins-bring-in-several-interesting-names-heat-canes-chatter-bad-news-for-marlins.html

[3] Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said during his pre-draft press confernce: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Ireland-No-Rhyme-Or-Reason-To-Official-Team-Visits/09b3256a-b888-40f0-98cb-472316d6cf90

[4] visit with him at the Combine: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Big-Week-Ahead-For-Ireland-And-Company-At-Combine/b88c66e9-19c5-430a-a868-009bc2980ed7

[5] Finsiders Discuss Report of Manti Te’o Visiting the Dolphins: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/finsiders-discuss-report-of-teo-visiting-dolphins

[6] Find out which players are attending this month’s draft HERE: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/austin-four-seminoles-highlight-official-2013-draft-attendees-list

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