It is perhaps appropriate that the Dolphins selected Dallas Thomas with the No. 77 overall pick, considering this is the jersey number Jake Long wore for Miami. Expect the versatile and battle-tested lineman to emerge as a quality starter in Miami ... and soon.
Le'Veon Bell and Dion Jordan impressed during pass-catching drills in front of representatives of 29 NFL teams. A source on the scene dishes out details on their workout as well as a few other former Spartans.
The offensive linemen kicked off the athletic drills conducted at the combine Thursday, showing off their strength in the bench press. While star tackles Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson certainly held their own, several relatively small-school prospects stole some of the spotlight.