Dolphins sign third-round pick Turner

Billy Turner was dominant at the FCS level. Can he be as good in the NFL?

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MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins have signed guard Billy Turner, it was announced on Friday.

Turner was Miami’s third-round selection (67th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft out of North Dakota State University. He played in 57 career games with 56 starts while with the Bison. A two-time consensus All-America selection, he was a starter on a team which won three straight NCAA Division I FCS national championships.

Turner is expected to enter the season as the backup left tackle behind free agent acquisition Brandon Albert, but could also challenge second-year player Dallas Thomas for the starting left guard spot in training camp.