Thursday, March 19, 2009

Draft prospects Barnes and Joseph to visit Dolphins; Tennessee next stop for Faggins

As the 2009 NFL Draft rapidly approaches, the Dolphins are setting up private workouts with eligible prospects. Two such players are Maryland cornerback Kevin Barnes and Florida Atlantic linebacker Frantz Joseph.

According to, Barnes will visit the Dolphins on March 27, following a visit with the Broncos and preceding visits with the Ravens and Eagles. Per via, Joseph will be visiting Miami on April 10.

The 6-0, 190-pound Barnes recorded six interceptions in his last two seasons with the Terrapins. He is ranked as the 10th-best cornerback prospect on Scott Wright's Draft Countdown and could go as early as the third round in April's draft. In Miami, he would compete for a starting cornerback job with the likes of Eric Green.

A Fort Lauderdale native, Joseph (6-3, 235) originally attended Boston College before transferring to Florida Atlantic and earning All-Sun Belt honors. As a senior in 2008, Joseph led the Owls with 154 tackles–52 more than anyone on the team. He is a projected as a fifth-round selection and would be a backup inside linebacker and special teams player in Miami.

CB DeMarcus Faggins visits Titans

Updating a previous story, free agent cornerback DeMarcus Faggins is visiting the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, March 18. A seven-year veteran out of Kansas State, the former Texans defensive back visited the Dolphins yesterday. Cornerback Eric Green visited Tennessee after his visit with the Dolphin before eventually landing in Miami.