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Day 2 of NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins pick Brandon Jones

Baylor running back John Lovett (7) falls over Texas defensive back Brandon Jones (19) on a touchdown run in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
Baylor running back John Lovett (7) falls over Texas defensive back Brandon Jones (19) on a touchdown run in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Miami Dolphins picks Brandon Jones on Friday during the second day of the NFL Draft.

Jones is the Dolphins No. 70 overall pick in Round 3.

ANALYSIS

MANSO: The Dolphins finally addressed the need at safety be selecting Jones out of Texas with the 70th overall pick. Jones is coming off a torn labrum in his right shoulder, so it’s likely he slid because of the injury. All scouting reports indicate that he’s an extremely smart player who uses his intelligence to match his talent.

Jones comes from a big program and was a team leader for the Longhorns, so it’s not surprising that he’s the kind of player Brian Flores would want on his defense.

FERRARO: It’s a passing league and the Dolphins have bolstered their pass defense in a big way this offseason.

After signing elite cornerback Byron Jones in free agency and drafting another corner, Noah Igbinoghene in round one, they added safety Brandon Jones in Round 3.

The former Texas standout is known for his toughness and intelligence, qualities which are highly valued by Brian Flores and Chris Grier.


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