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Dolphins select Utah OLB Koa Misi

Koa Misi is Miami's second round pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

That obviously fills a need. The Dolphins had only Cameron Wake, Charlie Anderson, Erik Walden and Quentin Moses on the roster. Anderson is a career backup. Wake is unproven. The other two are backups.

Misi has a chance to come in and start and, well, that's the point.

Misi is 6-3 and 250. He comes from the same program that produced cornerback Sean Smith. The Dolphins like that program. Misi had five sacks and 9.5 tackles for losses among his 71 total stops in 2009.

Misi played mostly as a DE at Utah. But he's not worried about moving to OLB.

"I didn't play too much but I played three or four games at linebacker this past year and a couple games the year before that," Misi said. "I feel pretty comfortable at the linebacker position."

And what about dropping into coverage?

"Great! I feel comforable with dropping into coverage," he said.

How does Misi describe himself?

"I'm a hard worker. I like to learn and I'm very coachable. I listen very well and play even harder. This is my dream and I'm finally here. I'm ready to play."

Misi is of Tongan descent.

Misi's father often attended Koa's games. One time, the player said, his dad wanted him to get more motivated so he came onto the field and head-butted Misi. Misi was wearing a helmet at the time.

His full name, by the way, is Nawa'akoa Lisiate Foti Analseanoa Misi.

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You naysayers might want to see whAt mays does this year for San Fran. Just saying

Thank you for taking Taylor Mays off the board!!!

Major Wright... 3rd round

Did we get Cliff Avril or not? I can't get confirmation on this anywhere

nope---nothing doing....he must still be napping.....last tweet was 20hrs ago, when he woke up from his last nap

Get off the blog now if you're pissed about missing out on Taylor Mays. Guy can't cover ANYONE. He is Roy Williams version 2. get over it and move on.

well put about taylor cam cameron

Odonseye ur coolan but u are 100 percent wrong on mays. Gentlemans wager

TO BAD I DON'T HAVE MY CAMERA ON ME, I COULD SHOW EVERYONE THE HOMEMADE MILK MUSTASHE ON NJ PHIN FAN. IT KINDA LOOKS LIKE A GREEK ROLLIE FINGERS.

Holy S**t when did 6'3" and 250 lbs become "tiny" for an OLB? I'm not even signing in or joining this messed up discussion because there are so many morons in here and I'm starting to figure out why none of you can find your way to the stadium on Sundays. Have fun jackasses.

Avril trade Merling trade internet shennanagins by bored trollz

ignore them all

no avril trade. not true

Mando any confirmation on the Avril trade? He's a nice young player.

@cavmanna: the result is we added a stud WR to a very strong supporting class. They are still building man. It's going to take time to stack our d. Btw, Dansby wasn't flashy? Pshh.

They must not think much of NT Cody.

AK you're dead right

Trade Justin Smiley!!!!!!

We need a little Misi Magic!

Mays will make some big hits and be burned for a load of TDs..Gibril Part 2

Oh, he'll Misi all over people

Has the Gerbil been signed by anyone? He sucks!!!

Joe is a jets fan dumazzes

JUSTINE, PICK SOME ONE ELSE'S NAME....PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU SAYING FAKE ALOCO.

can u clarify whats rly going on with any of these 'trades' mando?

FAKE ALoco AT 7:28

best part of the draft...the US Military ROCKS!!!!

I'm happy with Misi. Love the energy guys. He's a LB not a DE and mabye we can get some pass rush with him and wake on 3rd and long. Time to think offense in the 3rd though.

Wikipedia says he's a Dolphin - Cliff Avril that is.

There are safeties left.

Reshad Jones is still there, isn't he?

Hell yeah San Antonio!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, YOU ENJOY THE FAKING .

Agreed, San Antonio!

Yeah, G_d Bless these guys

Reshad Jones is projected by most people to the SS spot. Though that doesn't mean they won't draft him to play FS

TIME TO GO BALLS DEEP INTO NJ PHIN FAN...HE IS SO LOOSE I DON'T EVEN NEED LUBE (HE LIKES BLACK GUYS)

yeah people that call him small cant read. knowing our size parameters you could look down the OLB list and pick him out as possible. Well in 2 rounds we have NT,OLB and WR. Good start. I say best avaulable TE/RB/S in the 3rd.

Love this pick !

i saw the wikipedia info too......not that its a "find" or anything.....but nothing else.

Something's up with Kindle - glad we passed. Spidey sense tingling with that guy.

I BET OUR NEW LB HAS A SWEER STOMACH, MAYBE SO GRAPE JELLY ON THERE WILL TASTE GOOD

Mando would you draft Terrance Cody in the 3rd if he happens to fall that far? I have a sickening feeling that NE is eyeing him with one of their picks.

I cannot for the life of me understand this pick. We passed up on Kindle, Mays, Cody for Misi? He'd better be awesome!

seriously, you guys think you can scout talent, Huh. Papa Parcells knows more football and personality types in his sleep than all of us combined. And even he is wrong more time than not

there are really some stupid people on this site commenting. they complain if it is not someones whose name they have previously read, can read or can pronounce. YOU ARE STUPID PEOPLE. SHUT TF UP.

ESPN reported Kindle will have to have microfracture surgery, not might have to, in the next few years. Meaning he is out for an entire year. Glad we passed.


And no more Ditka Coors Light commercials!!! Please God in heaven...... please?!?!

Guys can we stop talking about Kindle and Mays?? They're gone. Who cares!?!?

Dibbs on Gebhardt's girl

If Daniel Stern(NBA COMMISH) and Roger Goodall had a steel cage match who would win, and would anyone cheer either of these tools????

We really need some moderators for this blog. The level of immaturity, vulgar speech and straight disrespect is disgusting. Until Mando does something about this, he's lost another reader.

i hate this draft----- im
donnnneee

Misi will have a better 2010 than Taylor, if not then he will have a better year the year after when Taylor retires!

I hope McCoy stays on the clock and ESPN keeps checking in with Jenn Brown.

Gearheart to Minnesota!

Good one two punch.

vulgar speech and straight disrespect is disgusting. Until Mando does something about this, he's lost another reader.

Posted by: t | April 23, 2010 at 07:36 PM

SEE YA.............

Good selection for Minn.

Gerhart, real tough RB

A moderator would be an excellent idea

I think there is a good chance Major Wright is still there at 73!

Cuban, will ther be a stepladder be inside the cage?

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