New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The majority of FCS selections taken in the NFL Draft occur on the third and final day, and the Miami Dolphins selected the first one on Saturday, Liberty cornerback Walt Aikens in the fourth round.
Aikens was picked 125th overall.
He had emerged since the end of his senior season with a strong Senior Bowl and pro day.
The emerging press cornerback has good size (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) and plays with physicality. He played his freshman season at Illinois before being dismissed and transferring to Liberty for his final three seasons.
As a senior last year, Aikens intercepted three passes and tied for the team high with 62 tackles.
"I'm a big, aggressive corner - 6-1, 205," Aikens told The Finsiders draft radiocast. "I can play press, I can play zone, I can pretty much do everything. I'm very versatile and I've got a passion for the game, so I hate losing. And my will to win overpowers all."
Also in the fourth round, the New York Jets selected Furman guard Dakota Dozier at No. 137 and the Baltimore Ravens took Coastal Carolina running back/fullback Lorenzo Taliaferro one pick later.
FCS SELECTIONS IN 2014 NFL DRAFT
Day 1 - Thursday (Round 1)
No FCS selections
Day 2 - Friday (Rounds 2-3)
New England Patriots (2nd round, 62nd overall selection) - Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois, 6-2, 226
Miami Dolphins (3rd, 67) - Billy Turner, OT, North Dakota State, 6-5, 315
Cleveland Browns (3rd, 94) - Terrance West, RB, Towson, 5-9, 225
Minnesota Vikings (3rd, 96) - Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern, 5-9, 209
Day 3 - Saturday (Rounds 4-7)
Miami Dolphins (4th, 125) - Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty, 6-2, 205
New York Jets (4th, 137) - Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman, 6-4, 313
Baltimore Ravens (4th, 138) - Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB/FB, Coastal Carolina, 6-0, 229
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5th, 143) - Kadeem Edwards, OG, Tennessee State, 6-4, 313
Detroit Lions (5th, 158) - Caraun Reid, DT, Princeton, 6-2, 305
Miami Dolphins (5th, 171) - Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana, 6-3, 234
Minnesota Vikings (6th, 184) - Kendall James, CB, Maine, 5-10, 180
Miami Dolphins (6th, 190) - Matt Hazel, WR, Coastal Carolina, 6-1, 198
Arizona Cardinals (6th, 196) - Walter Powell, WR, Murray State, 5-11, 189
St. Louis Rams (7th, 226) - Mitchell Van Dyk, OT, Portland State, 6-7, 313
Miami Dolphins (7th, 234) - Terrence Fede, DE, Marist, 6-4, 267
Oakland Raiders (7th, 235) - Shelby Harris, DT, Illinois State, 6-2, 288
St. Louis Rams (7th, 250) - Demetrius Rhaney, C, Tennessee State, 6-2, 301
Cincinnati Bengals (7th, 252) - Lavelle Westbrooks, CB, Georgia Southern, 5-11, 186
Atlanta Falcons (7th, 255) - Tyler Starr, OLB, South Dakota, 6-4, 250