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Jaelan Phillips selected by Miami Dolphins in first round of NFL Draft

The Miami Dolphins have drafted former UCLA and Miami defensive end Jaelan Phillips with the...
The Miami Dolphins have drafted former UCLA and Miami defensive end Jaelan Phillips with the 18th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.(Miami Athletics)
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 10:35 PM EDT
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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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