Should the Dolphins make a draft day deal?


If the Dolphins are smart, they will be looking to trade down and pick up extra picks in one of the deepest drafts to come out in recent years, but in order to trade down, they will need possible trade partners to be able to do that. This article will take a look at possible trade partners with the Dolphins.

1. Philadelphia Eagles at pick #22

  • Should guys like wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandin Cooks be there at pick nineteen for the Miami Dolphins, the Eagles could want to trade up to get the replacement for recently released wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
  • Picks possibly acquired through this trade:
    • extra fourth and sixth round picks
2. San Diego Chargers at pick #25
  • If a guy like cornerback Justin Gilbert falls to the Dolphins, the Chargers could trade up to the Dolphins pick to get their hands on this talented cornerback. Gilbert would help improve a secondary that ranked in the bottom twenty in pass defense last year.
  • Picks possibly acquired through this trade:
    • extra third and sixth or seventh round picks
3. Cleveland Browns at pick #26
  • Assuming Teddy Bridgewater is here at this pick and they didn’t take Johnny Manziel at their fourth overall pick, the Browns could want to trade up to the nineteenth pick to ensure that they get their quarterback of the future.
  • Picks possibly acquired through this trade:
    • extra third and sixth round picks
4. San Francisco 49ers at pick #30
  • The 49ers need help at safety and cornerback, and should cornerbacks like Kyle Fuller, Jason Verrett, or Bradley Roby, safety Calvin Pryor, who reminds people of Dashon Goldson, be there, they could want to trade up and get one of those players.
  • Picks possibly acquired through this trade:
    • extra second round pick, or extra third and fifth round picks.
¬†Should the Dolphins actually trade down, guys like Zack Martin, Eric Ebron, CJ Mosely, or Taylor Lewan will be gone by their nineteenth pick. Trading down to anywhere from picks twenty-two to thirty, the Dolphins will likely be targeting second tier offensive tackles like Morgan Moses, Joel Bitonio, Ja’wuan James, or Cyrus Kouandjio. These scenarios would be very ideal for the Dolphins because they would be selecting offensive tackles that would be plug-and-play type guys and they would be picking up extra picks as well. It would also be very helpful to have extra picks to add depth to this team and maybe even a starter or two at the inside linebacker or offensive guard positions.


Overall, trading down would be the best option for the Dolphins and doing this would be a great setup for the rest of the draft for Dennis Hickey and Co.


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