The one addition of note was that of
The top three defensive tackles from last season are back, those three being Suh, veteran
Interestingly, the Dolphins don’t have a single rookie on the roster at this position.
The most interesting thing to watch in training camp at this position will be the starting battle between Mitchell and Phillips, with Chris Jones a dark horse in that competition.
BREAKING DOWN DOLPHINS DEFENSIVE TACKLES
• Jordan Phillips (6-6, 335) — Phillips said in the spring he was disappointed in his rookie season, during which he had some flashes but lacked the consistency necessary to make an impact. But Phillips’ rare combination of size and athleticism makes him a potentially dominating player if he can maximize his ability, and that’s what the Dolphins want to see sooner rather than later.
• Ndamukong Suh (6-4, 305) — Suh will enter his second Dolphins training camp with the status of being one of the marquee players in the NFL. Suh will be looking to build on what was a much better 2015 season than he was given credit for, and being reunited with assistant coach Jim Washburn and being put in a scheme with which he had great success in Detroit should only help.
• Jason Jones (6-5, 278) — Jones has to be included here because of his starting experience at defensive tackle. His ability to play both defensive end or defensive tackle could alter the number of players the Dolphins keep at defensive tackle on the 53-man roster.