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Miami Dolphins Draft Prospect: S Justin Evans

Eric Roddy discusses Texas A&M Safety Justin Evans as a possible fit for the Miami Dolphins.

The Miami Dolphins have missed a lot of tackles the past 5-6 years. It seems to be a theme each season, and something the team desperately needs to work on. They have signed William Hayes and Lawrence Timmons, both who are known for their tackling ability and stopping the run. 

The Dolphins could also draft Justin Evans to help cure their tackling woes. Pairing Evans, known for his hard hitting ability and compared to Karl Joseph by NFL.com, with Reshad Jones could prove to be exactly what the Dolphins need on defense. 

Evans played just two season of football at Texas A&M, but started every game in both seasons. His senior season, he had 4 interceptions and 87 total tackles, including five for loss. His athleticism and ability to high-point the football in the air make him dangerous to throw against, and if he can work on wrapping up runners (instead of going for big hits), he can start immediately opposite of Jones. 

Evans is one of many safeties in this deep draft, and should still be available in the third or fourth round. Without a fourth round pick, the Dolphins may decide to spend a couple of their three 5th round selections to trade back up into the fourth. 

Evans would not be a bad option. You can watch some of his highlights from Texas A&M HERE

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