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Dolphins Take LSU WR Landry In 2nd Round Of Draft

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BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 26:  Carl Rider #55 of the Furman Paladins is unable to tackle Jarvis Landry #80 of the LSU Tigers during a game at Tiger Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 26: Carl Rider #55 of the Furman Paladins is unable to tackle Jarvis Landry #80 of the LSU Tigers during a game at Tiger Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins traded down twice before selecting Louisiana State receiver Jarvis Landry in the second round of the NFL draft Friday.

Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. made up the most prolific receiving tandem in Tigers history. Beckham went to the New York Giants in the first round.

Before picking Landry, the Dolphins sent the 50th overall pick to the San Diego Chargers for their 57th pick. Then they traded that pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the 63rd overall pick.

The addition of Landry gives new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor more depth at receiver, a position hard hit by injuries last season.

Miami selected Tennessee right tackle Ja’Wuan James with the 19th overall pick in the first round.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins traded down twice before selecting Louisiana State receiver Jarvis Landry in the second round of the NFL draft Friday.

Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. made up the most prolific receiving tandem in Tigers history. Beckham went to the New York Giants in the first round.

Before picking Landry, the Dolphins sent the 50th overall pick to the San Diego Chargers for their 57th pick. Then they traded that pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the 63rd overall pick.

The addition of Landry gives new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor more depth at receiver, a position hard hit by injuries last season.

Landry had 77 receptions as a junior last season for 1,193 yards and 10 touchdowns. He had a 4.77 40-yard time at the NFL combine, the slowest of 45 receivers there. He did, however, run a 4.51 at LSU’s pro day in April.

Miami selected Tennessee right tackle Ja’Wuan James with the 19th overall pick in the first round. The 6-foot-6, 311-pound James bolsters is expected to start as a rookie and should bolster a line that had a dismal 2013 on and off the field.

The Dolphins haven’t had a winning season since 2008, and a December collapse cost them a playoff berth last year, when they finished 8-8.

As a result, Miami still has plenty of needs, including help at linebacker and in the secondary. Taking another blocker later in the draft is also a possibility.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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