The Dolphins have selected defensive back Nolan Carroll with their fifth-round pick -- the one they got from San Francisco for Ted Ginn.
Carroll is 6-0 and 204 so he has the size to play safety, if that's what the Dolphins wish to do with him. But that would make him more of a position nomad than he has been so far.
Carroll played wide receiver before he moved to cornerback.
Carroll broke his right leg (tibia and fibia) the second game of the season in 2009 and didn't play thereafter. It happened on a running play in which he was supporting the run-defense. It was, ironically,
Carroll just said the Dolphins told him they want him to "come in and compete at corner." He also said he's played safety "some."
"If they want me to do that I'll do that," he said.
Carroll also returned kicks his freshman and sophomore years in college.