Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 2/33 -- Louis Delmas, S, 5-11, 202, Western Michigan...The Lions already had two second-round safeties. But Daniel Bullocks (2006) missed the '07 season with a torn ACL, and Gerald Alexander (2007) missed much of the '08 season with a fractured vertebra. So they added a second-round safety for the third time in four years. Delmas is small. But Mayhew pointed out Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu were about his size when drafted. Schwartz lauded Delmas' versatility, aggressiveness and passion, calling him a "guided missile." - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Louis Delmas News
03/20/15 - S Louis Delmas signed a one-year contract and returned to the Dolphins Friday (March 20). Delmas, 27, signed with the Dolphins last offseason and started in 12 of his 13 appearances. He registered 63 tackles, one sack, one interception and three passes defensed before tearing his ACL in Week 14. He played his first five seasons with the Detroit Lions.
03/04/15 - S Louis Delmas was productive last season until he was felled by a knee injury. Unfortunately for Delmas, the Dolphins might determine he's not worth the $3.5 million cap hit he cost them last season. Delmas provided good help as both a free safety and strong safety, and overall the Dolphins were happy with his play. Perhaps Delmas, a Miami native, gives the Dolphins a hometown discount. But there's also a chance the Dolphins want to go another direction.
12/08/14 - S Louis Delmas was placed on injured reserve by the Miami Dolphins with a torn ACL suffered Sunday.
"It's unfortunately," said coach Joe Philbin, who did not elaborate on the plan to replace Delmas, who has one interception and is second on the team with 58 tackles.
The likely candidates are Jimmy Wilson or rookie Walt Aikens. If Wilson starts at safety, Miami then needs to fill his role as the nickel corner.
The Dolphins are already dealing with injuries to cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who has missed four games with an ankle injury, and backup Jamar Taylor, who has missed the past two due to a shoulder injury.
"You know, that's how things happen, there is usually a run at some position and you have to deal with it," Philbin said. "We'll see how this week unfolds with guys that we can get back. We'll have guys ready to go though. Absolutely."
10/27/14 - SS Louis Delmas had an 81-yard INT return for a TD against Jacksonville and a fumble recovery. Delmas, who switched between SS and FS, has been one of the better free-agent signings for the Dolphins. He's often the eighth man in the box when they go to an eight-man front and he's used as a blitzing DB.
10/15/14 - S Louis Delmas appears to still be playing strong safety even with the return of Reshad Jones (suspension), the previous strong safety. It was presumed Delmas would go back to free safety, but he remains the one in the box when the Dolphins go to the eight-man front while Jones is deep.