Nov 26, 2011; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dee Milliner (28) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tide defeated the Tigers 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins 2013 Draft Plans May Include Dee Milliner, While Targeting Branden Albert

The Miami Dolphins have made a large amount of noise this offseason, and the continuous rant may make its way to the NFL draft.

General manager Jeff Ireland and staff are looking for a way to assess one position with their No.12 pick, but with recent chatter brewing regarding LT Branden Albert from the Kansas City Chiefs, South Beach may establish a different direction of the team’s selections in this upcoming draft, according to The Miami Herald.

The latest talk was the Dolphins were looking to trade up for Oklahoma’s left tackle Lane Johnson, but with the pursue of Albert, the revived franchise may choose another hot commodity.

The name that is being known is Dee Milliner. Milliner, who registered 34 solo tackles, two interceptions and 1.5 sacks, has been a primary subject in Miami’s draft rankings.

Miami’s pursue of Milliner will not be easy by any means. The Dolphins’ front office may look to the likes of Cleveland Browns (No.6), Arizona Cardinals (No.7)  and Buffalo Bills (No.8). Either way, the Dolphins will give up their No.12 overall pick with one of their second or third round picks, or possibly both.

The focus of this team is to get younger while being a threat to teams around the league, and Albert would fill a giant hole after losing Jake Long to the Rams, as well as securing a deep secondary containing Brent Grimes and others. If Miami can pull this kind of magic out of their hat, they will be a fierce opponent and franchise for years to come.

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