While one of the Dolphins’ early round rookie cornerbacks works his way back from surgery the other has gone on an interception binge this week which is certainly a way to get noticed on a team craving more takeaways.

Will Davis a third-round pick from Utah State grabbed three interceptions Thursday giving him five in the past four practices. Two of the five — including one Thursday — were made in the end zone.

“He had his hand on the ball eight times [Thursday] maybe” coach Joe Philbin said. “That leads you to believe he had a very good practice. That’s one of the measuring sticks we’re looking at in our defensive backs — guys who can make a play on the ball. I’m sure there’s a lot of technique things he has to work on.”

Though Davis also has been beaten several times in camp he has quickly developed a reputation as a ball hawk. He has deflected more than 10 passes in camp and could have had even more interceptions Thursday if he hadn’t dropped two.

“Everything is starting to click” he said. “Definitely a good day. When the game slows down for you you are able to make more plays. That’s happening for me now.”

Teammates have noticed.

“Will is looking real good” safety Reshad Jones said. “He’s a quick guy and that’s what we need on that side of the ball.”

Meanwhile Jamar Taylor the Dolphins’ second-round pick out of Boise State participated in team drills the past two days after missing more than a week with soreness from sports hernia surgery in May. He said he hopes he’s back on the field for good.

“I’ve been antsy the whole time” he said. “I definitely have some rust. I’m definitely not at full strength. I have great trainers working with me. I’ll get there. I’m definitely happy to be back on the field.”