Like Elaine Benes, the Dolphins have a need, see something they like and are thinking conversion.
Rupert Bryan started 43 games at right tackle for FIU. Now down about 30 pounds to 250, according to the Dolphins, Bryan's been signed as an undrafted free agent to play fullback. Bryan lined up at fullback for a play last season and scored against FAU in FIU's Shula Bowl win on a 5-yard run after a throwback lateral.
This is the third player from FIU signed by the Dolphins. Andy Leavine was signed as a free agent, but never played for the Dolphins. Chandler Williams did practice squad time with the Dolphins in 2007, was signed during the offseason, then cut in late April.