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July 29, 2010Former Penn State All-American defensive tackle Jared Odrick has agreed to terms for a contract with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, the Miami Herald and Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
Coming off back-to-back impressive seasons with the Nittany Lions, Odrick was selected with the 28th overall pick by the Dolphins in April's NFL Draft.
In an interview with Blue White Illustrated earlier this summer after his selection as our Male Athlete of the Year, Odrick explained how much he's looking forward to making a positive impact for the Dolphins right off the bat.
"I just want to learn as much as possible. I just want to be as productive as possible," he said. "That's all this league is about is production. If you're not producing, then you're not on the field. So, I just want to be as productive as possible at my position and establish myself in the league as a great defensive player within a great defense.
"I think a lot of the learning is already done. OTAs were really the learning part. I think what's coming up next is really just the physical part and pretty much the technical part. I think most of the learning is done. Most of it is done, not all of it, but learning the defense and learning the technique is done. But, I think doing the technique and letting it play out on the field and producing is what's left."
According to Odrick, his role for the Dolphins will take on multiple variations this season.
"I'll be all over. They can see me at multiple positions and I've been used in multiple positions so far this summer. I'll be all over," he said. "There's different spots that I can be effective and if that allows more people to get on the field because I can play at another position, I think it allows the defense to do more things when there are more guys on the field that are versatile. I think that's defined with me sometimes, and yeah, definitely, I'm proud of that."
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