Andrew Van Ginkel Jersey

In the fifth round with the 151st overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel on Saturday.

Van Ginkel became a fixture and playmaker on defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard’s unit the past two seasons after stints at FCS program South Dakota and Iowa Western Community College. Initially a rotational player at the outside linebacker position in 2017, he assumed a starting role last season and played in 13 games (10 starts) despite dealing with a right ankle injury through a significant portion of his redshirt senior campaign. If not for the ailment, his product last year probably soars.

In two seasons as a Badger, he played in 27 total games and recorded 99 tackles, 19.5 for loss, along with 12 sacks, five pass breakups, four forced fumbles and two interceptions. Those two picks came at the end of the 2017 season—one a pick-six in the 2017 Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State, and the other that flipped the switch for Wisconsin in the second quarter of 2017 Orange Bowl win over Miami.

After his Wisconsin playing days, Van Ginkel participated in the NFL Combine and Wisconsin’s pro day, posting some impressive numbers in the 40-yard dash (4.56 seconds) among other drills.ESPN analyst Todd McShay raved about Connelly’s ability to recognize plays quickly and shoot into the backfield.

“Once he sees it, he is going to go get it,” McShay said during the coverage of the final day of the draft. “I love that about him. He shoots gaps as well as any inside linebacker in this draft.”

Outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel and offensive tackle David Edwards were also selected Saturday, giving UW a total of four players drafted. Offensive lineman Michael Deiter, who was taken by the Miami Dolphins in the third round on Friday with the 78th pick.

The Dolphins selected Van Ginkel at No. 151 overall and the Los Angeles Rams took Edwards with the 169th pick.

Van Ginkel played two seasons for UW after transferring from Iowa Western. He started 10 games, all last season, and played in 27 overall.

An ankle injury suffered in Week 3 against BYU lingered for most of the season and hampered Van Ginkel’s mobility. He still finished with 60 tackles, including a team-best 5 1/2 sacks. His best game came in a 47-44 triple-overtime victory at Purdue when he recorded 10 solo tackles and forced a fumble.

The Miami Dolphins drafted Andrew Van Ginkel in the 5th round, OLB from Wisconsin. Van Ginkel will provide OLB depth and play on special teams, and the second member of the Wisconsin Badgers to be drafted by the Dolphins in 2019.ESPN analyst Todd McShay raved about Connelly’s ability to recognize plays quickly and shoot into the backfield.

“Once he sees it, he is going to go get it,” McShay said during the coverage of the final day of the draft. “I love that about him. He shoots gaps as well as any inside linebacker in this draft.”

Outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel and offensive tackle David Edwards were also selected Saturday, giving UW a total of four players drafted. Offensive lineman Michael Deiter, who was taken by the Miami Dolphins in the third round on Friday with the 78th pickThe Dolphins selected Van Ginkel at No. 151 overall and the Los Angeles Rams took Edwards with the 169th pick.

Van Ginkel played two seasons for UW after transferring from Iowa Western. He started 10 games, all last season, and played in 27 overall.

An ankle injury suffered in Week 3 against BYU lingered for most of the season and hampered Van Ginkel’s mobility. He still finished with 60 tackles, including a team-best 5 1/2 sacks.

Michael Deiter Jersey

The Dolphins committed robbery last night as they traded for Josh Rosen during the second round. The Dolphins were set to pick at #48 but traded down with the Saints for the #62 and #202 pick and also acquired a second round pick for next year. Rosen was acquired for the #62 pick and will come in and compete for the starting spot with Ryan Fitzpatrick.

With their third round selection, the Dolphins selected guard, Michael Deiter. He has played multiple positions on the offensive line, but will probably be the starting left guard when the season begins. The Dolphins needed to add some talent along the offensive line and Deiter appears to be a solid selection.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

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Miami Dolphins trade for Rosen, send 60th pick to Arizona | Miami Herald
The Dolphins have a new quarterback. It’s Josh Rosen, the one-time first-rounder acquired by Miami Friday for a second-round pick.

Michael Deiter Selection Adds Depth, Competition To Offensive Line
The Dolphins added depth and competition on the offensive line in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft when they selected Michael Deiter from the University of Wisconsin.

Miami Dolphins big winners in trade to get quarterback Josh Rosen | Miami Herald
The Dolphins hit big in on Day 1 of the NFL Draft with Clemson’s Christian Wilkins, and followed that up by hitting big on Day 2 with a draft-day trade for Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen.

Josh Rosen trade: Dolphins take advantage of Cardinals bungling leverage | SI.com
It can’t be understated how poorly Arizona handled the situation regarding Josh Rosen, and it cost the team a decent return for the former top-10 pick.

Miami Dolphins 2019 draft grades: How do you grade Michael Deiter 3rd-round pick? – The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins added Wisconsin offensive lineman Michael Deiter in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The move should give the Dolphins depth along the offensive line as well as a player…

NFL Draft 2019 results: Miami adds Michael Deiter, G, Wisconsin in third round – The Phinsider
The second round of the 2019 NFL Draft featured the Miami Dolphins trading their pick to the Arizona Cardinals for quarterback Josh Rosen. As they now come back in the third round, the team is back…

The trade became final with the Dolphins on the clock to make their second-round pick, and it followed a day of speculation about a deal. Rosen wasn’t surprised – he quickly posted a photo of himself in a Dolphins uniform on Instagram.

“He was always a guy that has had a ton of talent,” Miami general manager Chris Grier said. “He’s a smart guy. He can throw it. What everyone always liked about him was how cerebral he was. It’s a young talented guy at a premium position.”

And he has a first-round pedigree – a rarity with the Dolphins. Since 1983, they have drafted only one quarterback in the first round – Tannehill in 2012.

Flores will decide whether Fitzpatrick or Rosen should start this year, said Grier, who didn’t seem concerned about a potential quarterback controversy.

“Ryan Fitzpatrick has been great,” Grier said. “He’s got personality. He’s a character, a great leader. I think the two of them will be good in the room.”

With a multitude of needs, the Dolphins took Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins in the first round Thursday. In the third round Friday night they selected versatile offensive lineman Michael Deiter, a three-year starter for Wisconsin and a second-team All-American as a senior.

Before making the deal for Rosen, the Dolphins traded down in the second round. As part of that move, they also sent their fourth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for a sixth-round choice this year and a second-round pick next year.

The Dolphins now have 10 picks in 2020, not including two possible compensatory choices. They go into the final day of this year’s draft in the market for an edge rusher.

Christian Wilkins Jersey

The NFL draft experience has been great for the former Clemson Tigers. The first round was actually one of the best for draftees from one school in NFL history.

On Thursday in Nashville, TN, Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Dexter Lawrence made Clemson and NFL history. Ferrell went fourth to the Los Angeles Raiders, Wilkins 13th to the Miami Dolphins and Lawrence 17th to the New York Giants. The former Tigers became the first defensive linemen trio to be taken in the first round from one school and the most picks(3) in that round in Clemson history.

Wilkins was the only player in attendance and when his named was called, he gave the Dolphins’ fans an indelible peek into what makes him such a unique player/person.

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“With the 13th pick in the 2019 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins select Christian Wilkins defensive tackle, Clemson.”

After those words by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, an exuberant Wilkins reached the stage, looked at Goodell, pointed upwards and then leaped into the air and Goodell. Wilkins expected a chest bump. But there was one problem. Goodell, 60, either, misread the directional gesture by Wilkins or he knew that crashing into a 6-foot-4, 315 pound defensive tackle, more than two feet in the air, could result in an unfavorable gravitational experience for him.

Roger Goodell’s exuberantly awkward hugs with players who’ve just been drafted are legendary.

I can’t think of a better thing to say about them than what Andy Nesbitt said about them, so here’s that:

“While at first it seemed like a fun thing for players to do, it now just seems forced. Goodell has all the genuine warmth of an emotionless cult leader and chances are he’s going to fine these guys sometime down the line for doing something that they shouldn’t be fined over. He’s not your friend. Shake his hand, get your jersey and hat and get the heck out of there.”

Andy’s right, of course, but let’s be thankful that Christian Wilkins, a defensive tackle from Clemson who was selected No. 13 by the Dolphins, didn’t follow his advice. At all. In fact he did the opposite: he out-hyped Goodell by at least double, and almost ended him.

Wilkins gives him the up symbol, every so briefly, and then launches. Goodell, who ponders every decision approximately 17 months longer than he ever needs to (unless that decision is whether to listen to Jerry Jones, which he does reflexively for some reason), didn’t pick up the cue.

Defensive lineman Christian Wilkins talks about his grandfather’s death during a press conference at the Miami Dolphins’ training facility in Davie on Friday, April 26, 2019. Wilkins was the Miami Dolphins first-round NFL draft pick yesterday.

Defensive lineman Christian Wilkins explains what he hopes to bring fans during a press conference at the Miami Dolphins’ training facility in Davie on Friday, April 26, 2019. Wilkins was the Miami Dolphins first-round NFL draft pick yesterday.