Jaelan Phillips – Difference maker?

The Dolphins went offense first in the 2021 NFL Draft, selecting Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle with the 6th pick. Is it possible that the next pick, at #18 was even more important to the team’s success in 2021? I believe it is. I think Phillips changes this defense, legitimizes this defense. This defense was close to being elite last season, I think Phillips can put us over the top. We need a true pass rushing threat to allow Emmanuel Ogbah to grow from his excellent 2020 campaign. Shaq Lawson wasn’t enough, and I’ll illustrate why.

Emmanuel Ogbah was tearing it up, he had 8 sacks in the first 9 games last season. Then they decided to take Ogbah out of the picture by double teaming him and w/o any threat from the other side, it lasted the rest of the season with Ogbah managing only 1 sack in the final 7 games, after accumulating 8 in the first 9. Let me be clear, it’s not about Ogbah, it’s about having multiple threats that need to be accounted for by the opposing offense. If Phillips makes an early impact then it will give everyone a chance because it’s a pick your poison type of situation. If they double Ogbah, Phillips will make them pay, and vice versa. Again, this affects everyone though, because this will allow everyone to succeed, including AVG, Baker, McKinney, Wilkins, Davis etc.

So, the question is, will Jaelan Phillips be the difference maker? He had a very incomplete college career due to injuries. Both ankles, and a couple of concussions ruined his Freshman and Sophomore seasons and he actually skipped a year (2019) and transferred from UCLA to Miami in 2020. He had a very nice season for the Hurricanes but that’s the bulk of his college career, one nice season. What seems to be the cumulative scouting report is he’s a gifted defensive player that can play either 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB and his talent and size would allow him to do either well. He has a legitimate pass rush repertoire, and his combination of length, power and speed make him difficult to contain. It seems the biggest concerns are his medicals (concussions). There are also mentions that he needs to improve his core strength and bulk, things they also said about Jason Taylor. He certainly has an incomplete resume, but the talent is clearly there, he was the #1 rated recruit at DE in the country by 247 Sports, who basically set the table for college recruiting. The ankle injuries themselves aren’t a concern and the kid has played through pain. The concussions are the demon that could quickly ruin a player as we saw when we picked up TE Jordan Cameron from the Cleveland Browns. To be fair, there were at least 4 or 5 documented concussions for Cameron and from what I’ve seen, just 2 for Phillips. The Dolphins rolled the dice, and I like the action. I think Phillips is going to be huge for us, can’t wait to see him in our defense!


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1,236 Responses to Jaelan Phillips – Difference maker?

  1. wyoming85 says:

    Your right Piggy!
    The adventures of ColonPockey were way more interesting than the current world affairs!

  2. bailbondmike says:

    Ok, there is no NWO. I have heard many on here who say there is no NWO but complain about the elite multibillionaires. Who do you think we think the NWO is made up of?

    Granted not all multibillionaires are in the club.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think it’s made up of people with colorful imaginations

      Er made up by people with colorful imaginations….lol

    • bailbondmike says:

      and this is why/how they are achieving their goal(s). The masses are closeminded sheeple whom they take advantage of.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        That’s bullshit Mike

        People arent close minded bc they dismiss farfetched stories about corporate Bigfoots that are secretly controlling things

        Using your brain to dismiss dumb ideas doesn’t make some one “ sheeple”, it allows you to focus on real things

        There’s more than enough real problems for people to focus on to spend time on some ones else’s made up ones

  3. Ken says:

    Is it football season yet?

  4. bailbondmike says:

    I guess to many people are afraid to ask why? Why is this happening? How did this come to be? Why is this person saying this? Why are people so afraid to question anything?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I’m not afraid I ask bc I dismiss your explanation

      I gave you a sensible explanation: Facebook is flagging posts bc Facebook was implicated by Congress and being a forum to spread conspiracies

      Facebook has taken it upon themselves to censor themselves to avoid overbearing regulations by congress

      Just like the motion picture industry did in 1922 when they created the MPA

      It’s self regulation from the private sector to avoid external
      Regulation that might cut into their profits

  5. Mike E. says:

    BBMike – The country is so divided though, it seems impossible that everyone is being manipulated by the same group. If we were all sheeple, wouldn’t all be just one big group of like minded thinking because we’re being told what to think?

  6. Ken says:

    Law of entropy is why I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. The more you try to place order on something the more disorganized it becomes

  7. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

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