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Dolphins bring in talented Texas A&M prospect, several others

The Dolphins are conducting their final pre-draft visits this week and have lined up several prospects that intrigue them.

We’ve already reported that Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, LSU offensive tackle La’El Collins, Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones and Minnesota safety Cedric Thompson are visiting early this week.

And you can add another name to the list: Texas A&M guard Jarvis Harrison. He’s in the building today, according to a source.

The Dolphins are looking for guard help, and Harrison --- a potential mid-round pick --- has caught their eye. He’s one of at least five guards to visit Dolphins offices as part of Miami’s 30 permitted non-local visits.

Here’s what CBS’ Rob Rang said about him: “Harrison has impressive initial quickness, including a burst to get to the second level that belies his massive frame. He has a thick build, especially in his lower body, that helps him absorb bull rushes and generate power as a drive blocker and is surprisingly fluid in pass protection.

“Considering A&M has sent Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews (and soon Cedric Ogbuehi) to the NFL via the first round, it is easy to understand why the perimeter blockers get most of the attention, but Harrison has been described by Aggies' coaches as their most athletic offensive lineman and he flashes the talent worthy of early round consideration.”

NFL.com's Lance Zeirling said: "Dancing bear who possesses the talent, technique and physical traits to be a high-end NFL starter… Teams might have to decide between the film and the football character when slotting him. Keeping his weight under control could be a tall task during his career."

Harrison is listed as 6-4 and 330 pounds.

Please check back later tonight for a lot more Dolphins and more.

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