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Dolphins take MU's Harris in first round of NFL Draft

Missouri defensive end Charles Harris was taken 22nd overall in the NFL Draft by Miami.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Miami Dolphins addressed one of their many defensive needs by selecting Missouri end Charles Harris with the 22nd pick in the NFL draft.

The 6-3, 253-pound Harris is considered better as a pass rusher than against the run. He had seven sacks in 2015 and nine last year.

Harris joins a defense that allowed a franchise-record 6,122 yards last season even though Miami made the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He'll likely be groomed as a replacement for five-time Pro Bowl end Cameron Wake, who is 35.

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