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Five undrafted Miami Dolphins rookies share joyous tales of how they beat the odds

Dolphins defensive back Torry McTyer (5) celebrates after breaking up a pass intended for Vikings and ex-Hurricanes receiver Stacy Coley (13). (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

DAVIE — Nearly 10 percent of the Dolphins’ 53-man roster consists of rookies who weren’t considered among the 253 best rookies in the country, because they weren’t drafted.

Monday marked the first day safety Maurice Smith, cornerback Torry McTyer, linebacker Chase Allen, offensive tackle Eric Smith and punter Matt Haack could step onto the practice field in Davie knowing they are NFL players, not just hopefuls.

“I think it says that our scouting department did a really good job,” coach Adam Gase said. “ … They did a good job of targeting guys and finding the guys that fit our culture and our program. We found guys that are competitors and it really worked out.”

One or two roster surprises in a season are no big deal. But when there are five, it’s time to learn more about how and why. So here’s a closer look at five Dolphins who beat the odds.

Who inspires you to play and why?

CB Torry McTyer (UNLV): I always watched my dad (Tim) play because when I grew up, he was in the NFL, I …read more

Source:: Palm Beach Post