Sep 7, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners noise tackle Jordan Phillips (80) rushes the passer against the West Virginia Mountaineers  in the third quarter at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 16-7. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners noise tackle Jordan Phillips (80) rushes the passer against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the third quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Oklahoma Sooners beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 16-7. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

After the Dolphins drafted Devante Parker in the first round, the team opted for monstrous defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. The team traded their initial second round draft choice, plus a sixth rounder, in exchange for two fifth round draft choices and the 52nd overall pick from the Eagles. Phillips is a  talented young player out of Oklahoma, his large frame can handle an NFL workload, he is 6’5” and 329 pounds. He has pro bowl talent and could be a dominant force in the NFL. However, despite his natural ability, he does come with a few red flags. Scouts have questioned his motor and note that he takes plays off throughout the game. He can absolutely dominate a contest, but then disappears for stretches. This could be an effort factor or concerns stemming from his medical history, that included Phillips injuring his back in 2013 that required season-ending surgery.

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It seems odd that immediately after signing Ndamukong Suh, to a recording setting deal no less, the Dolphins would go ahead and draft a player with a similar skill set. Perhaps Phillips’ talent was too great to pass by? Phillips is a first round talent that dropped to the second round because of character and drive questions. He could become a pro bowler or he could be a complete bust. We’ll have to wait to find out.

Dolphins Overall Draft Grade: C+

Landin Murphy covers the NFL Draft for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @Landinfitness

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