AFC East: Travis Daniels
The three most important positions in football are quarterback, left tackle and cornerback.
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|Will Allen recorded three INTs for Miami last season.|
They have their left tackle of the present and future. Jake Long was a Pro Bowler as a rookie last year.
And they have solidified their future at cornerback. A month after they selected cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Sean Smith within in the first 61 picks of last month's draft, the Dolphins have signed left corner Will Allen to a two-year contract extension, agent Drew Rosenhaus announced Tuesday afternoon.
Rosenhaus tweeted Allen's deal includes $10 million in guarantees.
Because cornerback is a position that requires considerable grooming and youngsters rarely earn their coach's trust right away, Allen will help bridge the gap between now and later. Allen will turn 31 in August and will be 33 when the deal is up.
Allen recorded 50 tackles, three interceptions, 15 pass defenses and a forced fumble in 2008.
Since signing Allen in 2006, the Dolphins have started the likes Andre Goodman, Michael Lehan, and Travis Daniels on the right side.
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Now that compensatory draft picks have been allocated, we can break down round-by-round selections for each AFC East club.
We now know the seventh-round pick the Miami Dolphins sent to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Tony McDaniel was the 232nd overall choice. The Dolphins had acquired two other seventh-round picks via trade last year.
The Buffalo Bills hold seven picks:
The Miami Dolphins own nine picks:
- 44th (from Washington Redskins in Jason Taylor trade)
- 108th (from Oakland Raiders in Samson Satele trade)
- 181st (from Oakland in Satele trade)
- 214th (from Cleveland Browns for Travis Daniels)
- 237th (from Carolina Panthers for Josh McCown)
The New England Patriots have 11 picks:
- 34th (from Kansas City Chiefs for Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel)
- 47th (from San Diego Chargers at last year's draft)
- 97th (compensatory)
- 170th (compensatory)
- 207th (compensatory)
The New York Jets have six picks:
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins continue to jettison players from last year's roster. They traded erratic defensive back Travis Daniels to the Cleveland Browns this afternoon for a seventh-round draft pick.
The move bolsters a thin and inexperienced Browns secondary that looked alarmingly bad Monday night against the New York Giants.
Daniels certainly won't be the answer. He's more for depth, but he's a player who desperately needed a change of scenery and could respond to wearing a new uniform.
Daniels, a fourth-round pick from LSU, started 25 games in his three seasons with the Dolphins, but he never looked as promising as he did in his rookie year under his former college coach, Nick Saban.
Daniels started 14 games as a rookie, made 62 tackles and defensed 13 passes. In his next two seasons combined he had 11 starts, 63 tackles and six passes defensed.
ESPN.com's KC Joyner crunched the numbers and determined Daniels gave up an average of 10.9 yards per pass attempt against him.