Report: Fins promise CB Butler he's their pick


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The father of Connecticut cornerback Darius Butler told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the Miami Dolphins have promised to select his son if he's still available at No. 25.

Sun-Sentinel reporter Zach Buchanan quotes Mitchell Butler III as saying "The Dolphins gave him a promise that they'll take him if he's around."

The Dolphins have a need at cornerback. They lost veteran Andre Goodman to the Denver Broncos and replaced him with Eric Green, who lost his starting job with the Arizona Cardinals last year.

Miami hasn't had promising youth at cornerback for years, churning through a series of free agents to man the position.

The last time the Dolphins had a top cornerback prospects to groom were Patrick Surtain and Sam Madison in the late 1990s.