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Seventh round selections are normally just players that would fill up the bottom of the roster.
Some of these players do wind up being great players, but many of them won't even make the final cut.
These picks are all about maximizing potential and finding a diamond in the rough.
With the 217th and 218th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Collin Franklin, tight end from from Iowa State and Kevin Rutland, cornerback from Missouri.
Franklin and Rutland both have good potential. They won't be expected to do great things, so it gives them a chance to go prove scouts wrong.
Franklin is a big bodied tight end who plays very smoothly with no wasted movement. Rutland is an athletic player that would have the speed to keep up with most receivers in the NFL.
Benny Sapp may not be back with Miami in 2011, and nobody knows if Will Allen will do much after two very limited seasons in a row.
With the 235th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Frank Kearse, nose tackle from Alabama A&M.
Miami already has a great defensive line, but Kearse is a guy that just cannot be passed up. He is a big, strong mass and could turn out to be a good run stuffer in the NFL.