Dolphins Trade Down: Draft Jordan Phillips in Day 2
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.
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+
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