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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  • PhinsUp39

    Pull the TRIGGER!!!!

  • keyzkidd@yahoo

    This is a no brainer……Without an elite secondary you will have a hard time winning in today’s (pass happy) NFL…and ours was ranked 27th and we just let our best corner walk. This is by FAR is our weakiest part of the team ( not the O-LINE),and when you have to beat Tom Brady twice a year to have any shot at the Playoffs/AFC title you have to darft two CB’s with the top 3 picks we have…I would be happy with Rhodes/Tufant in the first @ 12 if we can’t trade up to get Dee.And take the Honey Badger with the 2nd in the 2nd (tell me that would’nt be awesome Rhodes/trufant on one side and the HB in the other with Grimes/marshall covering the TE’s) …… Pick the best pass rushing DE on the board with the 1st sec rd pick. Ryan Swoope with the 1st in the 3rd, and lattimore/ monte ball with the 2nd pick in the 3rd….. then BPA for depth.I also believe that Lattimore was a top 10/15 pick before his injury.see Willis Magahee/ Frank gore who had smililar injuries and also had excellent careers…….That’s my wish list!!

    • kidjoker1991

      Our best corner? Sean smith was inconsistent our best corner was richard marshall he went out with a back injury that shows you how quickly a guy is forgotten about when he is injured. Milliner would require us to trade up i would rather sit at 12 or trade down and take kenny vaccaro while picking up a 2nd roubder using two 2nd rounders to move into the late first select trufant as well or wait until the second roun instead of trading up and double down picking up d.j hayden who was arguably best cb before his life threatning injury who was forgotten about and amerson as well amerson was looked past as well due to not getting double digit int’s like he did last year and use the third second rounder from trading down on kyle long and move martin to left tackle and keep him in the weightroom once he has strength he will be just fine.

      • keyzkidd@yahoo

        Yeah our best corner… Marshall was not on the field enough to be considered the best at anything. I’m with you on the Marshall thing had he simply been on the field…And I was just saying What “my” wish list was…and I said if we can’t trade up,then that would be the senario I would prefer…of course all that would change if we traded up,as we would have to give 2/3 draft picks/player to get Dee….But hey I like your ideas as well….. Dj Hayden is going to be a steal for whoever gets him(and I would love to have him),and I like the Viccaro pick as well if we trade down with getting the extra pick and the Long pick too..don’t know to much about Amerson but will check him out thx………Go Phins!!

        • kidjoker1991

          Youre right that would be awesome but i would only give one pick to trade up either a third or a second not a second and a third. What if we did this i just need your opinion. if we drafted teo and let ellerbe cover tight ends and phillip wheeler stay at wlb where he is best. In that scenario we would be trading down too. Picking up tackle kyle long free safety jonathan cyprien and d.j hayden then in the third get corey lemonier and kiko alonso. Then add depth to oline nd dline and the secondaywith gems from snall colleges who are overlooked just like wes welker davone bess brent grimes arian foster and chris johnson hell even tom brady came from one.

          • keyzkidd@yahoo

            I totally agree…our 1st and a 2nd or a 3rd,but not all three,maybe one of our 6th or 7th with a 1st and 3rd….As far as Teo goes he scares me,not because he got duped,ran a slow 40, or might be gay or whatever.It has to do with the fact that the biggest game of his life,he simply got manhandled(no pun intended). Now I’m not sure if it was the fact they were basicly playing a pro team and the talent around him didn’t allow him to make plays because they all were domanated at the line or if it was just one of those games that he just wasn’t on….Hard to say…but this is my thought…..He’s either going to be boom or bust,and I simply don’t know which way it will fall…but if he’s a boom…..then your idea is very sound and we could handle those pesky TE’S form NE for once AND if we got Cyprien,Dj Hayden and long in this draft I would barely be able to control myself….FINS UP!!

  • Pygskyn

    I would be spinning fracking cartwheels in my living room if we end this draft with both Albert and Milliner on the team.