Oct 6, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Ryan Shazier (10) celebrates in the first quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Miami Dolphins targeting Ryan Shazier at no. 19

There are a lot of needs that the Miami Dolphins can fill with their no. 19 overall pick this Thursday in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and one of them is at the linebacker position. This is why it should come as no surprise that the team is taking a serious look at Ohio State standout linebacker–and Fort Lauderdale native–Ryan Shazier, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

The report also goes on to elaborate on the interest by revealing that Shazier and the team had a 90-minute meeting on Monday, just three days before the draft gets underway.

On Monday afternoon the Dolphins met with Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier for approximately 90 minutes, an NFL source confirmed Tuesday. The Sun-Sentinel’s Steve Gorten was the first to report the meeting, citing Shazier’s high school coach.

Lately teams have begun to turn back into the direction of Shazier after he pulled up lame at his Pro Day with a hamstring issue. As time has passed, though, he’s generated more and more interest as Thursday approaches and has visited with a number of other teams as well.

But there seems to be a good chance that he’ll be heading back home to Florida to play his professional football come Thursday night.

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  • Turdeus Burglaar

    Although I like Shazier, I would hope they choose Mosley instead. Not only is he of the same pedigree as Shazier, but would bring leadership and play calling ability to our D.

  • Robert Thomas

    Draft a rt

  • Duane McDonal

    I like the idea of getting a line backer but I too rather prefer C J Mosley because of his experience over four years against higher caliber teams overall. Shazier can play the position but I feel that CJ is the better player and a better value at number 19.