Ohio State University linebacker and Liberty County High School standout Raekwon McMillian will be taking his talents to South Beach.
With the 54th pick in the second round, the Miami Dolphins selected the star 20-year old who led the Buckeyes in his junior season with 102 total tackles.
Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier told miamidolphins.com that McMillan can "easily transition to the NFL."
"When the rookies come in, the hard part is the playbook," Grier said. "When you talk to the guys at Ohio State, they talk about this guy’s intellect, how smart he is, how he can line up everybody. When we met with him at the combine, he’s talking football, telling where the corners, safeties, the front, moving the front, … he understands it. This is a guy if you probably talk to him, he’s calm. He’s one of those, he gets into the playbook. He’ll learn this quickly and we anticipate him making an impact (quickly)."
McMillan, who was emotional when talking to South Florida media immediately after his pick was announced, has been a star at every level he’s played at. At Ohio State, McMillan was selected to the first-team All-Big Ten after the 2016 season.
He also heads to Miami with championship experience under his belt with the Buckeyes in 2014.
He will have a chance to come home to the state of Georgia during week 6 of the 2017 NFL season, as the Dolphins travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Oct. 15.