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Dolphins prepare for OG Smiley’s departure, draft Jerry

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By Dan Parr

The Dolphins have made it widely known that they are interested in trading OG Justin Smiley, and they prepared for his looming departure Friday by drafting OG John Jerry with the 73rd pick.

Smiley has played well during his two seasons in Miami, but he also has been injury-prone. He has missed 13 full games over the past three seasons dating back to his time with the 49ers, and the Dolphins found his replacement this offseason when they signed OG Richie Incognito. GM Jeff Ireland hasn't ruled out holding on to Smiley, but the addition of Jerry is another sign that Smiley is on the way out.

Jerry is there to provide depth in 2010 and perhaps become a starter eventually if he can leave behind the conditioning issues that plagued him in college. His weight has fluctuated greatly and some scouts question his stamina and ability to play in space. He has great size, long arms and a mean streak, and will be able to learn under head coach Tony Sparano, a highly regarded developer of offensive linemen.


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