The Miami Dolphins moved up last year to get to the third overall spot in the draft. It cost their first round pick and their first of two second rounders. Jeff Ireland, in October, said he would do it again. We are now learning that the Dolphins are shopping Dion Jordan for trade. Initial reaction would be how could you but the reality is that with the new rookie wage scale in place trading a one year former first rounder isn’t all that difficult.
In addition, there are now several reports circulating from other NFL club insiders that the Dolphins are also exploring, internally or quietly externally, the possibility of interests in Cameron Wake and Mike Wallace. It would seem that if the Dolphins are indeed shopping then they are not simply retooling a team that came one victory away from a playoff spot last season. This could be an overhaul of the team.
Speculation is just that. It means nothing in regards to the Wake and Wallace rumors but there is some noise surrounding a player that saw little playing time last season as the third overall pick. It’s looking more and more like Jordan’s failures on the field last year could be because Philbin didn’t want him on the team to begin with. With NFL Combine rumors swirling that Miami was paying particular attention to the CB’s it could beg the question about Will Davis and Jamar Taylor’s future with the team as well.
The Dolphins could be looking to save some money on Jordan that they could use towards Paul Soliai or Randy Starks. Or both. Or it could mean they are simply moving on from a player that many don’t see fitting into Miami’s defensive system. Speculation, there’s that word again, seems to be on Philadelphia as a possibility given Jordan’s history with Chip Kelly who runs a system that Jordan excelled in.
What we don’t know is if Dennis Hickey is seeing all this and is incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. We will find out soon enough.
Of course the reports come from Jason LaCanfora who isn’t exactly known for breaking news.