Flores on DE Young: ‘I like good players’, then a smile
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.”
Ohio State defensive end Chase Young could be among the first names announced at the 2020 NFL draft.