The Miami Dolphins set a precedent last year when they signed their entire draft class before the start of their rookie minicamp and this year the team is continuing what is becoming a welcome business practice.
I am told the Dolphins have signed first-round pick Laremy Tunsil. Tunsil signed a four-year contract. He is only the second player selected in the first round to already sign his deal.
Second round pick Xavien Howard, third round picks Kenyan Drake and Leonte Carroo, sixth-round picks Jakeem Grant and Jordan Lucus and seventh round pick Thomas Duarte have not yet signed but the team continues to make progress on their deals.
Seventh round picks Brandon Doughty agreed to terms on Thursday. His deal is three years for $2.427 million with a signing bonus of $88,088.
Last year the Dolphins signed their 2014 entire rookie draft class on May 7. As today is May 6th, I believe there's a word to describe the work the front office is doing: