Former Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Said to have modeled his game after Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Song, Taylor will now have the opportunity to be under the tutelage of, and play alongside, the former Nebraska star.
Taylor (6-4/304) decided to forego his senior season in Stillwater to enter the NFL Draft. “I’m very emotional,” he said after Miami selected him. “I told myself going through this whole process I don’t care where I go. My coaches told me, it’s not where you get drafted, whether you go first round or second round, what matters is what you do when you get that foot in that door. It was like a dream come true hearing my name called in the NFL draft.”
The Dolphins were 10-6 in 2016, finishing second in the AFC East and making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.