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Dolphins draft pick LB Raekwon McMillan cries after being selected in 2nd round of NFL draft

Miami sticks with defense with top 2 picks

The Dolphins selected Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan in the second round Friday night.
The Dolphins selected Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan in the second round Friday night.

PHILADELPHIA – The Miami Dolphins continued focusing on defense Friday night in the second round of the NFL draft by selecting Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan with the 54th overall pick. 

McMillan broke down and cried during a conference call with the media. 

"I just want to thank God for everything he's done for me," McMillan said while sobbing. "It's just amazing. I've been through a lot in my life and I've finally achieved my dream."

The hard-hitting linebacker described himself as a leader on defense and said he's willing to play any position the 'Fins need him to play, be it inside, outside or middle linebacker. 

"He has leadership skills and he is a tackling machine," Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said of McMillan.

Miami opened its draft with another defensive pick by selecting Missouri defensive end Charles Harris with the 22nd overall pick in the first round.