Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Linebackers Brown, Sidbury, Williams on Dolphins' radar

The reports of draft prospect workouts keeping rolling it, and so do my updates. Three more players drawing interest from the Dolphins are linebackers Cody Brown (UConn), Lawrence Sidbury, Jr. (Richmond) and Jason Williams (Western Illinois).

Cody Brown

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Connecticut defensive end Cody Brown will have a private workout with the Dolphins on April 10.

The 6-foot-2, 244-pound Brown finished his collegiate career with 24 sacks in 42 games for the Huskies. He recorded a career-high 11 sacks as a senior in 2008 on his way to first-team All-Big East honors.

A quality pass rusher, Brown will be strongly considered by the Dolphins in Round 2 as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

Lawrence Sidbury, Jr.

The Dolphins were reportedly represented when defensive end Lawrence Sidbury, Jr. worked out at Richmond's Pro Day on March 19.

Per NFL.com, the Dolphins' linebackers coach (presumably outside linebackers coach Jim Reid) was in attendance.

Sidbury racked up 20 sacks with the Spiders, including a career-high 11 as a senior. He will be considered by the Dolphins in Rounds 2 and 3 as a pass-rushing outside linebacker prospect.

Jason Williams

NFLDraftBible.com reports the Dolphins will conduct a private workout with Western Illinois linebacker Jason Williams this week.

Williams (6-3, 235) finished his collegiate career with 289 tackles (46.5 for a loss), 15 sacks and one interception. His best season came as a junior in 2007, when he recorded 107 tackles and eight sacks for the Leathernecks.

Williams is a potential mid-to-late round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He projects as a insider linebacker in the Dolphins' 3-4.