2018 Top 10 Draft Position: DT

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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.


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