The Dolphins have selected Ohio State ILB Austin Spitler as their second pick of the seventh round.
Spitler is a 6-3, 234-pounder who was the backup for James Laurinaitis before the uppper classman went to the NFL.
"I learned so much," Spitler said of the competition with his former teammate. "It was a difficult situation at times, but we really pushed each other. I can't say enough about how much we both improved from the competition."
So how does Spitler describe himself?
"Physical guy," he said. "Smart player that really is going to get it done."