Friday, May 25, 2007

Fifth rookie signed

The team signed its fifth draft pick today, FB Reagan Mauia. He was signed to a four-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Dolphins have now signed half of their ten draft picks.

Here is my post-draft write-up of Mauia:

Round 6 (181) - FB Reagan Mauia, Hawaii
The second player from Hawaii, and third Samoan drafted by Miami, Mauia is a bruising FB. Once a NT, he is a big-bodied battering ram who has the potential to be a powerful run-blocker. He also has decent hands out of the backfield. He's raw and will benefit from being tutored by Corey Schlesinger.

Expectations: I wouldn't be surprised if Mauia lands on the practice squad this year while he refines his blocking skills and learns from Schlesinger. By the time Schlesinger is gone though, Mauia should be ready to come in and be a solid blocker for Ronnie Brown.

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