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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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Morgan Burnett
Major Wright
Cam Thomas
Terrence Cody
Al Woods

in the 3rd....


It's not a hairball rumor if Wikipedia confirms it.

test...question all you want, but they have been solid in the draft...just compare 2008/2009 with 2006/2007.

didn't think you were yelling, seer. I wasn't yelling either. Just wanted to clarify for everyone so it doesn't get crazy.

Good list, Just Because.

i had to change my name been away too long ,so someone else took it [formely nj fish fan] been reading everyone comments,we all just have to wait n see how many of these players start

Mando what else have you heard about this crazy Merling rumor? Is there any chance he's gone by the end of the night?

koa misi, bench press (2.0) combine worst! wth? while, Sean Weatherspoon (34.0) combine best.

Wasn't Jimmy Snuka from Fiji, not Tonga? There was a guy called The Tonga Kid, but he was American. I liked when the Haiti Kid got his head shaved by Roddy Piper and Bob Orton.

Who needs spell check when I have an ignorant Cuban to do it for me

Posted by: Truefan | April 23, 2010 at 07:51 PM

Mando, you gonna let this guy talk about you this way?????lol...

FAKE ALoco AT 7:52

Right on, Cuban you got a bet. Fiteen bucks. I call!

LOL @ finfaninsc....so dramatic


All of you keep saying "POOR DRAFT" Look who is running it for peed sake!!!!!!!! Why should this year be any diffrent than the past two??????? I really liked the S from Texas. I bet trifecta was betting Dan Williams fell to 28. He almost did.

Expect another 4-12 to 6-10 season while the hated JETS win the division and maybe superbowl. I hate to say it even think of the damm Jets in Superbowl but they have a much better front office than we do and until that changes more of the same. Maybe in the 3rd we get a DE with a free agent grade who is another tweener who ESPN says can play NT

Posted by: finfaninsc

Who do you think is next, Po, Cuban?

And the Fat Boy is one!

The force can have a strong effect on weak minds.

Posted by: cocoajoe | April 23, 2010 at 07:52 PM

This is true, just ask "Truefan"...........

cody to ravens

Hey hey hey, Mt Cody's off the board!!

D*mn, how deep is this DL class?

19 DL picked in first 56 picks. ridiculous.


Cody to the ravens? Newsome must know something!!!!

He's wearing a shirt that tactically covers his man boobs

I can't believe Cody didn't have a ham bone on the table...


Just Because has a good list @ 7:52

Finfaninsc, "I really liked the safety from Texas". This isn't about what YOU like

by by mount cody

Ravens just got even more obese

OK...I see the TUNA going Offense with the 3rd pick.

Ben Tate - Auburn RB
Mike Williams - Syracuse WR

Just feeling one of these guys

Cody has a man bra.....

AWESOME! All the good NTs are now off the board. Good thing we waited! God im pissed...

the Ravens are gpoing to rest Haloti Ngata and put in Terrence Cody and vice versa. Yikes!

News break:: Mt Cody vs Saragusa sumo championship on pay-per-view


Wow, Ravens picked Kindle and Cody...

CoCo, Not sure but I've got 15 bucks riding that it will be Defense.......

i hope cody eats cam cameron

i say Golden Tate goes here....to pats


What # is our next pick?

Patsies on the clock AGAIN!! Wow

JPAO - Dwyer is a much tougher runner than Tate. We need a guy getting ready to take over from Ronnie and Ricky

paPhinsPhan, you are not a phins phan. You are a crybaby phan. Stop whining each time a player gets picked. Miami cannot draft every player out there. Other teams are going to get players.

The "All you can eat" Golden Corral in Baltimore just closed as a defensive move against Cody bankrupting them


LMAO San Antonio. I second that.

Wikipedia can be manipulated as easily as a $5 hooker..........

and I oughta know!

Odrik is our NT on running downs.

Major Wright... 3rd round

and from the Fiji Islands..Jimmy Snuka

Ravens just got even more obese

Posted by: Ithaca Phin Fan | April 23, 2010 at 07:57 PM

Did Rex(Two Ton)Ryan join the ravins????

There really should be a Goodell rule that Pats cannot accumulate more than 47 draft picks in any calendar year.

ricky williams ...run ricky run

PO, we 73 or 74??


I disagree, Wikipedia is always factual.

Also, the universe was created in 7 days.

Ben Tate to Houston

Kramer had a name for it....the manssiere

Rats trading again... I actually like them trading down.

wrong cocoajoe---it was called a The Bro!

Another solid selection. A guy that is an overachiever and is relentless. I'd rather have a guy that may be less talented than others, but never takes a play or two off and works his butt off. This draft is looking solid.

73 on phins.com

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