Free agency may have just started on Tuesday but that's not stopping the Miami Dolphins from bringing in two Clemson players for pre-draft visits and workouts. On Tuesday evening, the Dolphins had dinner with inside linebacker Stephone Anthony and on Monday, they will meet with linebacker/defensive end Vic Beasley. This comes courtesy of both Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald and Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post.
Anthony will work out for the Dolphins on Wednesday. Last season, he had 75 tackles, with 10.5 of them coming for a loss. He had 2.5 sacks, 1 interception and 2 forced fumbles. Throughout his four-year career at Clemson, he had 255 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 3 interceptions and 6 forced fumbles. 33.5 of the 255 tackles were for a loss.
Anthony could be a target for the Dolphins in the second round. There has been some chatter he could work his way up draft boards depending on his private workouts so if that's the case, the Dolphins would be best served trading down a bit in the first round if that's the player who they want.
Beasley is an impressive player but his fit is questionable because the Dolphins already have someone like him with Dion Jordan. Last season, he had 34 tackles with a whopping 21.5 of them for a loss. He had 12 sacks and forced 2 fumbles. Over the course of his career at Clemson, he had 90 total tackles, with 52.5 of them coming for a loss. He had 33 sacks and forced fumbles. In 2013, he was a Consensus All-American.
Beasley, who the Dolphins love, is projected to go in the top ten of the draft, but we've all seen players expected to go early drop into the middle of the first round so it appears the Dolphins are doing their due diligence.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs