For those of you who listened to the Miami Heralds Armando Salguero on 790 The Ticket a short while ago, you probably heard him say “the Dolphins WILL entertain the number 1 overall pick for Derek Anderson.“ To those of you who did hear that, I say, “put down the razorblades”. There is no need to slit your wrists or anything else for that matter, it isn’t going to happen.
The Miami Dolphins are going to entertain every single offer out there for that 1st overall pick. Derek Anderson, a combination of draft picks, Mercury Morris…you get the picture. It is called due diligence which is something that has not occured around these parts in a very long time.
Salguero is absolutely right in what he said, and the Dolphins would be foolish not to. Why? Simple, it drums up interest in the pick. By the Dolphins saying that they are considering Anderson, then they are also considering Matt Ryan as a possible selection, which then means that a team like Atlanta may be more inclined to trade up the 1 overall. There are so many reasons why to say yes than to say no. There are as many reasons not to say “sure we will be it has to be more” than there is to say “sure we will, and he is enough”. The point is that the Dolphins will look into everything.
Everyone knows that Derek Alexander is not worth the number 1 overall pick in the draft by himself and Cleveland who possess no number 1 pick this year, does not have the ammunition to really add to it. For both parties it makes sense to examine the possibility even when that possibility is so worrisome that it leaves you reaching for anything with a sharp blade on it. So relax, sit back and let it all play out. The free agency period is a short 19 days away and the Combine is only 10. There is a lot of things to be played between now and then, and there are going to be a lot more rumors that will not only have more credence to them, but probably more likely to have you wanting to shed more of your blood….so save it for something that really gets the juices flowing.