This is one of a series of building up to the Draft articles designed to show you the top 10 players at the various positions in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft.
|1||Vita Vea||DT||6′- 4″||347||Washington|
|2||Da’Ron Payne||DT||6′ – 2″||311||Alabama|
|3||Taven Bryan||DT||6′ – 5″||291||Florida|
|4||Maurice Hurst||DT||6′ – 1″||292||Michigan|
|5||Harrison Phillips||DT||6′ – 3″||307||Stanford|
|6||B.J. Hill||DT||6′ – 3″||311||North Carolina State|
|7||Nathan Shepherd||DT||6′- 4″||315||Fort Hays State|
|8||Tim Settle||DT||6′ – 3″||329||Virginia Tech|
|9||Trenton Thompson||DT||6′ – 3″||288||Georgia|
|10||Derrick Nnadi||DT||6′ – 1″||317||Florida State|
The Dolphins after jettisoning one of the best DT’s in the game is relying on young players much like their CB’s.
Jordan Phillips who has benefited from having Suh as a mentor these past three years has an opportunity to step up in a big way and prove his worth in what is his final season under his rookie contract and can make a huge raise or be shown the door depending on his 2018 season. They need Phillips to be more consistent and display his dominance more regularly throughout the games.
The Dolphins also doubled up last year on two young DT’s both of whom showed promise. I feel they need to add another veteran DT and not necessarily draft one this year. I do not see the need to draft a DT despite the loss of SUH.