Montre Hartage is off to Miami.
The cornerback, pegged by many as a sixth or seventh round pick, instead fell out of the draft entirely, but was quickly snapped up by the Dolphins. Only a matter of minutes after Mr. Irrelevant was announced, Northwestern’s top corner over the past two years came to terms with Miami.
Hartage, a former two-star recruit whose only other Division 1 offer came from Georgia Southern, will be the first Wildcat to join Miami since Rashad Lawrence, who was with the Dolphins for a couple of weeks in training camp before the 2017 season.
Though the Dolphins did not pick a cornerback in this year’s draft, it isn’t exactly a position of need for the team: they have nine cornerbacks currently on the roster, with plenty of skill among them. Hartage will likely have to play special teams to earn a roster slot, and may have to make a move to safety, something many scouts mentioned as a possibility before the draft.
The stud cornerback leaves behind plenty of memories at Northwestern. Playing on an island in coverage for the most part, Hartage took away the opponent’s best receiver more often than not. He also got the job done in the run game, and was no stranger to big plays.
Miami fans, follow the hyperlink to check out our full scouting report on Hartage.