Phillips next in long line of great Miami safeties? (1 Viewer)

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Larry Weisman / USA Today

When NFL teams assemble a defense, they generally adhere to a long-standing philosophy: build from the ball out. Get the linemen first. Linebackers and cornerbacks figure as high priorities. Then what?

Safeties. Can't forget them.

But safeties last? That's almost an affront to the University of Miami (Fla.), which tends to turn out safeties first.

"Da U" has produced a number of safeties who were first-round picks, including perennial Baltimore Ravens All-Pro Ed Reed, late Washington Redskin Sean Taylor and the New England Patriots' Brandon Meriweather. Full Story – USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2008-03-19-sw-kenny-phillips_N.htm
 

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