September 22, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (34) gets instruction from the sidelines in the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Working Out DT Sheldon Richardson

According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, the Miami Dolphins are scheduled to host defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson out of Missouri. Richardson is a top prospect at his position, and will more than likely be able at the number 12 spot if Miami wants to take him. Richardson is praised for having light feet for his weight (6 foot 2, 294 pounds) and is incredibly strong.

While Miami may be working out the DT from Missouri, I don’t see the Fins selecting him with their first overall pick in the upcoming draft. Miami already has great depth at the position after franchising Randy Starks and retaining Paul Soliai, while adding Vaughn Martin. Picking Richardson would not make much sense for the Dolphins, unless they were simply taking the best player available.


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