MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins continued to get all of their 2012 draft picks under contract Monday when the team announced it had signed third-round pick Lamar Miller.

Miller starred at UM in 2011 and was one of the fastest players on the team. In 2011, his only season as a starter, Miller finished second in the ACC with 1,272 yards rushing on 227 carries (5.6 yards per carry) and scored nine touchdowns on the ground.

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The Dolphins selected Miller in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft after he was projected by some to be picked as early as the first round.

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Miller impressed the Dolphins in rookie mini-camp and could unseat Daniel Thomas as the backup to lead back Reggie Bush. Miller brings some of the same characteristics Bush does to the table and could also find a spot as a punt or kick returner.

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The Dolphins still have to get first-round pick quarterback Ryan Tannehill under contract, but that’s just a question of finishing off some details about guaranteed money and contract length.