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High Noon Highlights(7/3): Vincent Taylor is a problem

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Vincent Taylor could be set to thrive under Dolphins new defensive scheme:

Last year former Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor was a bit out shined on a Dolphins team that was full of stars at the position. Travis Wingfield of Locked on Dolphins thinks a new defensive scheme could change that.

Buried behind a host of defensive tackles in 2017 — spearheaded by Ndaumkong Suh — Taylor had to climb up the depth chart his rookie season. A rotational piece on the Dolphins defensive line, Taylor tallied 185 snaps in 2017 earning the third highest Pro Football Focus defensive grade on the entire Miami defense.

His nine pass rush pressures — on 92 reps — gave Taylor a 9.8% pressure rate. Using PFF’s weighting scale (a greater emphasis on sacks than hits or hurries), Taylor’s 5.2 PRP ranked 29th among defensive tackles with at least 50 pass rush snaps in 2017.

Limited snap counts tend to boost efficiency metrics, but Taylor’s run-stopping prowess is impressive regardless of volume or efficiency-based models. Suh led Miami’s defensive tackles in snaps in 2017 with 877 — 693 more than Taylor. Still, Taylor came up only 12 tackles short of Suh’s number (30 and 18) with a little less than half of the run-stops (27 to 13).

Those run stops are what makes Taylor a problem for opposing offensive lines.{Locked on Dolphins}

A look at Oklahoma State commit Cole Thompson:

Nate Fenken posted some great video of new member of the Cowboys Cole Thompson. The linebacker looks like he’s hard at work at practice.

Greg Robertson comes in with high expectations:

Hallie Hart of the Oklahoman details how Greg Robertson has welcomed to pressure of becoming the new Oklahoma State women’s golf coach.

“I know what to expect with Coach Holder,” Robertson said. “I’ve always said all along, I know he’s tough, but I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.”

Robertson received a text from his former coach about half an hour after Kent State finished playing in the national championship May 20. Holder was inviting him to visit Stillwater.

As Robertson made the three-hour trip from Blessings Golf Club in Arkansas, thoughts about the job opportunity filled his head. Coaching at OSU meant saying goodbye to the team he appreciated and mentored at Kent State. It meant moving from Ohio, where he and his family lived for six years. {The Oklahoman}

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