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Billy Turner | Guard

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 313
College: North Dakota State
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Dolphins signed No. 67 overall pick OG Billy Turner to a four-year contract.
Turner practiced as the first-team left guard during OTAs, but was overtaken by sophomore Dallas Thomas at minicamp. A four-year starter at North Dakota State, Turner is a strong run blocker and has the size (6'5/315) and arm length (34'') to excel in pass protection. Browns CB Justin Gilbert and Titans OT Taylor Lewan are now the only remaining unsigned draft picks. Jul 18 - 6:35 PM

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The Dolphins are using third-round pick Billy Turner at left guard in offseason practices.

He's lining up next to LT Branden Albert. The Fins will start a rookie right tackle in Ja'Wuan James, and don't want to pair two rookies alongside each other. That tactic did work in Chicago last season, as the Bears started Kyle Long at right guard and Jordan Mills at right tackle, and finished No. 2 in the NFL in points scored. Shelley Smith will play right guard for the Dolphins.
May 23 - 3:43 PM

The Dolphins are using third-round pick Billy Turner at both guard positions, and hope he will earn a starting job as a rookie.

The Fins have an opening at guard with Shelley Smith capable of playing either side. Miami may resist starting two rookies next to each other, and could prefer Turner alongside LT Branden Albert rather than first-round RT Ja'Wuan James. Turner was a mauling college run blocker, albeit in FCS. He has length (6'5/315, 34-inch arms) to become more than adequate in pass protection.
May 18 - 6:09 PM

Miami selected North Dakota State G/T Billy Turner with the No. 67 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Turner (6-foot-5, 315) was the 2013 O-Lineman of the Year at D-IAA (FCS) and made 56 career starts. He became the Bison's starting left tackle as a sophomore, and didn't allow a single sack in 15 senior-year games. Turner has plus arm length (34") and athleticism (5.16 forty, 9-foot broad jump), and flashes a nasty temperament on tape. Described by Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris as a "mauler," Turner best projects to right tackle or guard in the pros, and could eventually become a plus starter at either for the Dolphins. We suspect he'll initially be penciled in at right guard, upgrading on Nate Garner.
May 9 - 9:44 PM

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