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Dolphins select Cordrea Tankersley with 3rd round pick

Miami goes all defense with first 3 picks of draft

The Dolphins selected Clemson DB Cordrea Tankersley with their 3rd round pick Thursday night.
The Dolphins selected Clemson DB Cordrea Tankersley with their 3rd round pick Thursday night.

PHILADELPHIA – The Miami Dolphins went all in on defense with their first three picks of the 2017 NFL draft, capping Friday night by drafting Clemson cornerback Cordrea Tankersley in the third round.

"He's got a lot of traits we like," Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said. "He's long. He's got length. He's got speed. He has ball skills."

Tankersley helped the Tigers win a national championship last season.

Grier said he expects Tankersley to be a contributor for the Dolphins on special teams.

Miami started the second night of the draft by selecting Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan in the second round.

Miami's first round pick was Missouri defensive end Charles Harris.