Shortly after teammate Trenton Robinson went to the San Francisco 49ers, Michigan State Spartans wide receiver B.J. Cunningham was taken by the Miami Dolphins at pick No. 183 in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Cunningham was voted most valuable player by his teammates at MSU, and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and the media. He tied a Spartan single-season record with 79 receptions in 2011 and was tied for first in the Big Ten with 12 touchdown receptions.
Cunningham joins the Dolphins as their fifth offensive player drafted in seven picks thus far. He'll be catching passes from first-round draftee Ryan Tannehill, if he is indeed the starter, and sharing the field with Michael Egnew, a tight end from Missouri who was drafted in round three. On top of that, the Dolphins also took running back Lamar Miller in round four and offensive tackle Jonathan Martin in round two.
The Dolphins were hurting for receivers after Brandon Marshall joined up with the Chicago Bears. With guys like Davone Bess and Brian Hartline starting, Cunningham will have a solid opportunity to earn some playing time.
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