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Dolphins pick WR Brian Hartline in fourth round

The Dolphins have just drafted a very excited and engaging young man in the fourth round, taking Ohio State slot receiver Brian Hartline in the fourth round.

"I'm super competitive and hate to lose," Hartline just said. "No one is ever going to out-work me. I'll do anything for our team to win."

Hartline, who is 6-2 and 195, ran a 4.58 time in the 40-yard dash at the Indy Combine. He compares himself to former Ohio State and current Indianapolis Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez, who is his mentor.

"I like what he does," Hartline said. "I like what he brings to the table. But I'm my own player. I don't know what Miami has in mind, but whatever they have in mind I'll get the job done."

Hartline will make the team -- just about every fourth-round pick does -- but to be active on game days he's going to have to play special teams. And he's apparently ready for that.

"I'm a big kickoff coverage guy," he said. "I love cracking heads."

Hartline is getting married May 23 to a young lady named Lindsay Smith. That isn't necessarily the first thought in his mind this hour.

"I can't wait to get down there and get to work," Hartline said. "My heart is beating out of my chest right now I'm so excited."

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Zed, im not saying we arent trying to win now. Im saying we are also looking to build for the future. I think what we disagree on is which is taking priority. I think we prioritize the rebuild and not morgage our future for the slim chance we win the Superbowl this year

If Boldin was a FA id be all in fabour but i dont think we should give up good draft picks for they guy. Not right now.

ugh

They REALLY do go to commercials when it's the Dolphins turn to pick!

Unbelievable! =)

Nalbone... dont know him what is the scoop?

No way we just took a guy from the NEC!!!

Pick is John Nalbone TE Monmouth. Never heard of this guy. But he is from NJ.

Someone named John Nalbonne from a place called monmouth? Tight end!

TE John Nalbone...maybe Follett in 4 picks.

Hey, Monmouth is in Long Brach. That's where the craigslist killer was going to get married.

Who the heck is John Nalbone? TE for a small college? WTF!?!?!?!?! Did we just waste our 5th round pick?

Coming out of Lawrence High School, John Nalbone had hopes of playing for a major college football program, particularly nearby Rutgers, but never received a scholarship offer. Instead, he landed at Monmouth. During his second year on campus, though, he realized the Football Championship Subdivision isn't so far from the NFL, thanks to teammate Miles Austin, now a receiver with the Dallas Cowboys. "Here I am, I became friends with this kid, and he had scouts coming for him," Nalbone recalled this week after a workout at the TEST Sports Club in Martinsville, where he has trained for the past four months. "I saw it and said, 'Hey, if you're good enough, you work hard enough, they're going to come find you." Sure enough, three years later NFL scouts also uncovered Nalbone, a well-built 6-4, 255-pound All-American who holds all of Monmouth's tight end records after starting for four seasons. He impressed in his Pro Day workouts, with a 40 time in the 4.6 range, and has the talent to be the second diamond in West Long Branch. Over the past few weeks, he's taken visits to the Jets and Jaguars and has also worked out for the Eagles, Patriots and Dolphins. He is a potential late-round pick during this weekend's NFL Draft but is also prepared to sign as an undrafted free agent, as Austin did. - Jenny Vrentas, The Star-Ledger

wtf why haynos fasano martin now nalbone im a little confused arent we short on nt?

Good thing we have another one coming right up

Never a good sign when the NFL site doesn't have stats on a guy...first pick I really don't like.

John Nalbone? Anybody? Anybody?

Remember that Marques Colston was a TE/WR from a small college

Sure enough, three years later NFL scouts also uncovered Nalbone, a well-built 6-4, 255-pound All-American who holds all of Monmouth's tight end records after starting for four seasons. He impressed in his Pro Day workouts, with a 40 time in the 4.6 range, and has the talent to be the second diamond in West Long Branch. Over the past few weeks, he's taken visits to the Jets and Jaguars and has also worked out for the Eagles, Patriots and Dolphins. He is a potential late-round pick during this weekend's NFL Draft but is also prepared to sign as an undrafted free agent, as Austin did. - Jenny Vrentas, The Star-Ledger

The NEC is hilarious!!! He's definitely got a hairy neck and a Montero!

Scouts bumped into him because of Dallas' Miles Austin.

TE... I feel like we are getting beat to our guy a bit. If TE was gonna be targetted then we definitely were hoping for Ingram and got beat to him.

draft mitch king!!!!

Armanda,

Why are the Dolphins taking sooooo many "reaches" on Day 2? Every single guy they picked could be had atleast a round later. Its ridiculous. Im losing alot of respect for Parcells and Co. today, Im happy with yesterdays picks.

John Nalbone : 257 lbs, 22 years old

40 yrd dash in 4.71 benched 225 22x
6 foot 4 and 1/4

NFL NETWORK just showed some tape looks like a Fasano clone.

hey, Nalbone ran a 4.7 40. Not bad for a big guy. He looks like Mark Bavaro.

Hey I got an idea....Let's all scream WTF the moment we pick when we don't know the name!!

Vance Walker up next

ohh yeah ive heard of this guy great pick by miami.

guys i still need shoe laces.

Zack Follett...here it comes at 165!

Duke Robinson snapped up by Panthers. Does this TE John Nalbone guy have any chance of making the team? Special teams? I feel this was a reach, but IN TUNA I TRUST!

Thanks to "stating the obvious" for the good info on Nalbone - the miles austin connection makes sense as he's with dallas where i'm guessing was brought in by parcell & Ireland.

saints just robbed us..

This is why Miami uses more NFL scouts than any other team in the NFL...to find these guys...

Sure enough, three years later NFL scouts also uncovered Nalbone, a well-built 6-4, 255-pound All-American who holds all of Monmouth's tight end records after starting for four seasons. He impressed in his Pro Day workouts, with a 40 time in the 4.6 range, and has the talent to be the second diamond in West Long Branch. Over the past few weeks, he's taken visits to the Jets and Jaguars and has also worked out for the Eagles, Patriots and Dolphins. He is a potential late-round pick during this weekend's NFL Draft but is also prepared to sign as an undrafted free agent, as Austin did. - Jenny Vrentas, The Star-Ledger

Parcells loves him some Jersey tough guys.

Repeat after me...Parcells know all...Parcells knows all...Sweet Jesus let Parcelss know all!!!

It's all a cr.pshoot anyway. Anyone who says differently is a fool.

I'm sure he'll be impressive after having his way with powerhouse defenses like the ones at Wagner College, St. Francis, Long Island University (oh wait, they dont have a football team!)Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac...

Anyone ever give thought that Hartline could be another Steve Tasker in the making??? A great special teams guy, who could also make a couple of nice catches on offense when called upon???

"Hey I got an idea....Let's all scream WTF the moment we pick when we don't know the name!!"


Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Good one! :-)

Sirius NFL (Gil Brandt) is loving the pick by the way.

Wow. Guess Martin is gone. Sad, because he did a nice job las tyear. Better down the stretch than Fasano IMO

OK I say it again Miami next pick will be an ILB...Beckwith

I like the pick...hungry guy gonna give everything to make the team and be in NFL. Nice to see us give him a shot plus was brought in for work out by Dolphins Patsies Jags etc must be something there

Category5cane

You are kidding right?? You honestly wanted Vick?? Are you serious??? He is a scumbag. Why should we have someone like that on our team?? He WAS a phenomenal athlete. WAS. I say that in past tense. I dont want him. I would never want him. In fact I dont think he should be allowed to play NFL football again.

Hilarious! These kids haven't had a practice yet. Not one OTA. Already, they are hated by the fans. Especially the experts here who thinks these kids are busts already or they're drafted early.

Funny, before the draft, it was in Tuna we Trust. Now it's we're picking losers.

Give it a rest guys and give these kids a training camp at least, before you toss them under the bus.

The pick at 165 is Chris Clemons, Safety from Clemson

Chris Clemons from Clemson...say that 3 times fast!

With the 165th pick, the Dolphins select...Harvey Pickleshmell, longsnapper, West Regency Inn College...

Back to normalcy, Chris Clemons!

Chris Clemons...Follett will be gone before the next pick. Oh well.

When and where did I say I wanted Vick?.....

is it only me or does anyone else feel this guy Nalbone would've been there at a later pick like 6th or 7th? at the very least a few picks later in the fifth???? DUKE Robinson is a beast and can play guard. no idea why he dropped so far down

Good info;

Overshadowed throughout his career by teammate Michael Hamlin, Clemons' consistency in coverage might actually make him the safer NFL prospect. A three-year starter for the Tigers who leaves with 323 career tackles, 20 passes broken up and five interceptions, Clemons' production warrants a closer look. If he can prove his speed in workouts, Clemons' could surprise as a second-day defender capable of contributing immediately

Chris Clemmons the safety from Clemson with our 2nd 5th rounder?!??!?!?!?

WTF!?!?!?!?!? :-)

Yeeeeeees my fellow jersey boy. south jersey down towards the jersey shore. real good all-around te. good blocker. real tough guy. he's a steal.

Clarence Clemons

Now this guy I like. 4.4 40...nice

His teammate just went right after him...forever linked.

Big-time tackler

I would rather have the two GREAT guys we just picked in this draft than Boldin any day. I like Boldin, dont get me wrong...But his attitude, he does not want to share the offense with other players around him. I would rather have a recieving corps who like sharing the ball, instead of having one wideout who wants it every time and cause a comotion and problems from within the offense.

Chris Clemons...Nice pick : ). We filled a depth need there. : ) So far, nice draft. Do not know a lot about the TE we just picked. Overall happy with what we are getting so far.

NFL draft scout on CBS sports...

Positives: Lanky build with room for additional growth. … Has at least adequate pure game speed to be the last line of defense. … Takes good angles in pursuit. … Reads the quarterback and gets a jump on the ball. … Flashes a late burst to close. … Good open-field tackler. … Has the lateral quickness and balance to break down in space and wraps up. … Agile enough to slip blocks and make tackles near the line of scrimmage. … Durable. … Has never missed a game due to injury at Clemson.

Negatives: Lacks the bulk many teams prefer at safety. … A reliable open-field tackler, but lacks the explosiveness to be an enforcer in the middle. … Isn't a natural playmaker. … Loses sight of the ball and doesn't have natural hands for the interception. … Surrounded by legitimate NFL talent and has been allowed to freelance as a centerfielder

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