Dolphins Sign Their Second-Round Pick

The Miami Dolphins now have only one of their seven-member draft class left to sign
Patrick Paul at the 2024 scouting combine
Patrick Paul at the 2024 scouting combine / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Dolphins got themselves closer to getting their entire 2024 draft class under contract.

The team announced Tuesday they had signed second-round pick Patrick Paul to his rookie contract. Based on the rookie pool, Paul's four-year deal figures to cary a cap number of about $1.3 million for 2024.

The signing of Paul leaves only first-round pick Chop Robinson for the Dolphins to sign from their 2024 draft class.

On the first day of the minicamp last week, the Dolphins announced they had signed their final five 2024 picks: fourth-round selection Jaylen Wright, fifth-round pick Mohamed Kamara, sixth-round selections Malik Washington and Patrick McMorris, and seventh-round choice Tahj Washington.

Paul was the 55th overall) selection in the 2024 draft. He was a five-year letterman (2019-23) at Houston, where he started 44 career games, all at left tackle. He was a three-time first-team all-conference selection, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2023 and first-team All-AAC honors in 2021 and 2022.

Paul was drafted to become the eventual successor to Terron Armstead at left tackle and he will spend most, if not all, of his rookie season learning behind Armstead and fellow veteran Kendall Lamm.

After a recent minicamp practice, Paul said he was eager to learn from Armstead, while the veteran said he was impressed with Paul, saying the rookie second-round pick had everything he needed to become a successful NFL offensive lineman.

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Alain Poupart is the publisher/editor of All Dolphins and co-host of the All Dolphins Podcast. Alain has covered the Miami Dolphins on a full-time basis since 1989 for various publications and media outlets, including Dolphin Digest, The Associated Press, the Dolphins team website, and the Fan Nation Network (part of Sports Illustrated). In addition to being a credentialed member of the Miami Dolphins press corps, Alain has covered three Super Bowls (for, Football News and the Montreal Gazette), the annual NFL draft, the Senior Bowl, and the NFL Scouting Combine. During his almost 40 years in journalism, which began at the now-defunct Miami News, Alain has covered practically every sport at one time or another, from tennis to golf, baseball, basketball and everything in between. The career also included time as a copy editor, including work on several books such as "Still Perfect," an inside look at the Miami Dolphins' 1972 perfect season. A native of Montreal, Canada, whose first language is French, Alain grew up a huge hockey fan but soon developed a love for all sports, including NFL football. He has lived in South Florida since the 1980s.