Jaelan Phillips selected by Miami Dolphins in first round of NFL Draft
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 10:35 PM EDT
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WCTV) - The Miami Dolphins have drafted former UCLA and Miami defensive end Jaelan Phillips with the 18th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Phillips is the second first-round selection this year for the Dolphins, who also drafted former Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle with the sixth-overall pick.
In just 10 games for the Hurricanes last season, Phillips recorded a career year, logging 45 tackles (21 solo, 24 assisted), 15.5 of which came for a loss, and logged 8.0 sacks.
Over his three-year college career, he recorded 86 total tackles (49 solo, 37 assisted), with 23.5 coming for loss and 12.5 sacks.
Miami went 10-6 in the 2020 season, their most wins since the 2016 campaign.
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