The Miami Dolphins have announced that they have signed all seven of their 2015 draft picks today. This includes wide receiver DeVante Parker, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, offensive lineman Jamil Douglas, cornerback Bobby McCain, running back Jay Ajayi, safety Cedric Thompson, and cornerback Tony Lippett.
Parker was Miami’s first-round selection (14th overall) out of Louisville. He played in 42 career games with 18 starts while with the Cardinals and recorded 156 receptions for 2,775 yards (17.8 avg.) and 33 touchdowns. His 33 touchdowns tied a school record and he earned second-team All-ACC honors as a senior in 2014 despite playing in only six games. That season, he tallied 43 receptions for 855 yards (19.9 avg.) and five touchdowns. Born January 20, 1993, Parker attended Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky.
Phillips was Miami’s second-round selection (52nd overall) out of Oklahoma. He played in 28 career games with 17 starts while with the Sooners and recorded 57 tackles (28 solo), 3.5 sacks, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery. In 2014, he notched career highs in tackles with 38 (20 solo) and sacks with two, and was named second-team All-Big 12 Conference. Born October 15, 1992, Phillips attended Circle High School in Towanda, Kansas.
Douglas was Miami’s fourth-round selection (114th overall) out of Arizona State. He appeared in 53 career games, including starting the final 40 games. In his career, he started 13 games at left tackle and 27 at guard. In 2014, he switched from guard to left tackle and started all 13 games en route to being named first team All-Pac 12. Born February 28, 1992, Douglas attended Cypress High School in Cypress, California.
McCain was the first of four fifth-round selections (145th overall) out of Memphis. He appeared in 45 career games with 43 starts and recorded 136 tackles (108 solo), 1.5 sacks, 12 interceptions returned for 246 yards, including four for touchdowns, 15 passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. His four interceptions returned for touchdowns led all active FBS players through the 2014 season and his 12 career interceptions ranked fifth all-time in Memphis history, while his 246 interception return yards ranked second all-time. Born August 18, 1993, McCain attended Oxford High School in Oxford, Alabama.
One of the more exciting picks of the Dolphins draft, Ajayi was the second of four fifth-round selections (149th overall) out of Boise State. He appeared in 38 career games with 26 starts and recorded 678 rushing attempts for 3,796 yards (5.6 avg.) and 50 touchdowns, while also notching 73 receptions for 771 yards (10.6 avg.) and four touchdowns. He finished his Boise State career ranked in the top 10 of nine categories: rushing touchdowns (50, T-second), 200-yard rushing games (2, second), touchdowns (55, third), 100-yard rushing games (17, T-third), rushing yards (3,796, fourth), yards per carry (5.60, fourth), rushing attempts (678, fifth), scoring (330 points, fifth) and all-purpose yards (4,583, eighth). In 2014, he rushed for 1,823 yards and recorded 535 receiving yards, becoming the only player in FBS history to accumulate 1,800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season. His 1,823 rushing yards were also a Boise State record, along with his 28 rushing touchdowns. Born June 15, 1993, Ajayi attended Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas.
Thompson was the third of four fifth-round selections (150th overall) out of Minnesota. He appeared in 46 games with 32 starts. In 2014, he was second on the team in tackles with 83, to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. He also was named Minnesota’s Big Ten sportsmanship honoree and was Academic All-Big Ten. Born February 10, 1993, Thompson attended Calipatria High School in Calipatria, Calif.
Lippett was the fourth of five fifth-round selections (156th overall) out of Michigan State. He appeared in 54 career games with 34 starts. In his career, he played wide receiver (27 starts) and cornerback (seven starts). In 2014, he recorded four solo tackles and broke up four passes, and became the first two-way starter in a single game for the Spartans since 1968. Born July 2, 1992, Lippett attended Crockett High School in Detroit, Michigan.
(All information courtesy of Miami Dolphins Communications Department)
This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter @EJFootball.
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