DAVIE – Cornerback Will Davis, the Dolphins’ third-round pick from Utah State, has signed a four-year contract with the team.
The contract should be worth about $2.7 million, including a signing bonus of around $520,000, according to the NFL rookie salary scale.
Davis (5-11, 186) hasn’t been working with the first team on a regular basis during the voluntary OTAs (Organized Team Activities) in the past few weeks. The Dolphins begin a three-day mandatory mini-camp Tuesday.
The Dolphins traded back into the third round to acquire Davis with the 93rd pick, which it attained from Green Bay in exchange for a fourth, fifth and seventh-round pick.
As a senior Davis recorded five interceptions, 17 pass breakups and 64 tackles en route to being named first-team All-Western Athletic Conference.
Davis will compete for playing time among a group of cornerbacks that includes projected starters Brent Grimes and Richard Marshall, veterans Nolan Carroll, R.J. Stanford, Dimitri Patterson, De’Andre Presley, Julian Posey and fellow rookie Jamar Taylor, the second-round pick from Boise State.
Davis is the seventh of the Dolphins’ nine Class of 2013 draftees to sign. The unsigned draft picks are first-round selection Dion Jordan, the defensive end/linebacker from Oregon, and third-round pick Dallas Thomas, the left tackle from Tennessee.
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