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90-in-90 Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins Roster: Jordan Phillips

Breaking down the Miami Dolphins' 90-man roster over 90 days. Today, we look at defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.

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We bring back our annual look at the Miami Dolphins' roster heading into training camp, a series we call 90-in-90. Over the next 90 days (or a few more as roster changes happen), we will take a look at each individual player on the roster, review what they did in 2014 either in the NFL or in college, then take a look at how they might progress or regress this season, and the chances that player will make the roster.


2014 Review:

Phillips started in four games in 2013 before having season-ending back surgery.

In 2014, selected second-team All-Big 12, starting in all 13 games. He ended the season with 31 tackles and two sacks.

Phillips played at the University of Oklahoma.

Why he might progress:

Phillips will have a great teacher in Ndamukong Suh. Playing next to the best will only help develop Phillips into a solid defensive lineman.

With Phillips and Suh in the middle of the defense, opposing running backs are going to have a hard time running the ball against the Miami Dolphins. Perhaps our once feared run defense will return.

Why he might regress:

Phillips has the talent of a first rounder, but fell to the second round due to people questioning his football character. Does he want to succeed? In my opinion, this is a little overblown.

Chances he makes the 53-man roster:

Phillips is a second round pick, he will make the roster. Will he be a starter? Not real sure on that yet. Will have to see what he is made of in the preseason.

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