Flores on DE Young: ‘I like good play­ers’, then a smile

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to win every game,” Flores re­it­er­ated when asked about his stance on win­ning and los­ing this week with re­gards to draft po­si­tion.

The Dol­phins ac­quired one of those three picks by trad­ing away two of their for­mer first-round picks, which in­cluded 2018 pick Minkah Fitz­patrick, who was traded away af­ter not want­ing to play mul­ti­ple roles in Flores’ de­fense.

Fitz­patrick has since flour­ished as a free safety with the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers, en route to his first trip to the Pro Bowl this sea­son af­ter leav­ing Mi­ami dur­ing Week 3.

The Dol­phins are not in po­si­tion to pass up on tal­ented play­ers af­ter trad­ing away Fitz­patrick, and that in­cludes Young, who could be taken in the draft af­ter LSU quar­ter­back and Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Joe Burrow.

If the Dol­phins were lucky to land a player of Young’s po­ten­tial, Flores would surely use him to the best of his abil­i­ties in the de­fense.

“We’ve got a good coach­ing staff, and there’s a lot of cre­ative minds here. We try to put our play­ers in po­si­tion to make plays,” Flores said.

“If there was an ex­cep­tional player, and I think we have some good play­ers here, if Lawrence Tay­lor was avail­able and we had to fit the scheme for him, we’d do it. No prob­lem.”

PAUL SAN­CYA/AP

Ohio State de­fen­sive end Chase Young could be among the first names an­nounced at the 2020 NFL draft.

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