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Sean Smith Signs Deal in Time for Training Camp

While the Miami Dolphins have slowly signed the majority of their draft picks, the top three selections still remained unsigned as of last week. However, the Dolphins moved closer to a full slate of signed rookies at the end of the week when second round pick Sean Smith from the University of Utah signed a four year contract guaranteeing him $1.4 million. The 61st overall pick got a 12.5% larger salary than last year's 61st selection, Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett, and is now poised to enter training camp with a chance to start from day 1.

Given the lack of experienced depth in the Miami Dolphins secondary, Smith and first round pick Vontae Davis are likely in a three way competition with free agent signee Eric Green to start opposite of Will Allen. With Green struggling mightily in mini-camps and Davis one of 28 first round picks still unsigned, Smith might now have the inside track to the second starting spot. A converted WR, Smith has great size for a CB at 6-3 and 214 pounds, which could potentially be an invaluable asset in a with big receivers like Randy Moss and Terrell Owens lining up against the Miami Dolphins twice a year.