How hidden can a gem be when said gem was the 2013 winner of the Outland Trophy in his senior season and has already impressed people at the Senior Bowl?
Aaron Donald is this said gem, and despite his work on the field at Pittsburgh and his great Senior Bowl performance, you didn't hear much about him going into the combine.
He changed that tune quickly, finishing second among defensive linemen in the bench press with 35 reps, running a 4.68 40-yard dash (which ranked fifth among defensive linemen) and ending up fourth at his position in the three-cone drill in 7.11 seconds.
Power, strength and speed are the qualities you tend to look for along the defensive line, and Donald has them, despite his smallish frame.
Unfortunately for the Dolphins, he might have created just enough buzz to fall out of their range, especially since Clarence Hill Jr. of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram implies that the Dallas Cowboys (who pick three spots ahead of the Dolphins) have an interest in Donald:
He is a name to watch on draft day and should be a first-round target for the Dolphins, who will likely need a miracle to acquire him. If some miracle does occur, they should take advantage of it, especially if neither Paul Soliai nor Randy Starks re-signs in Miami.