May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell begins the draft and puts the Houston Texans on the clock at the start of the 2014 NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins Trade Up For Billy Turner


The Miami Dolphins were quite busy late in round two and early round three when they traded up with the Oakland Raiders for pick three in the third round.  With that pick the Dolphins opted to take offensive tackle Billy Turner of North Dakota State.

A big tackle, Turner will be considered a reach this early in the draft.  He has a solid base and holds his frame well but will likely find himself sitting most of the season as the Dolphins now have two tackles drafted in this draft.  Ja’Wuan James went number one for the team.

To get Turner, the Dolphins traded the 116th pick in round four, their original 4th rounder.  They still have the 25th pick in the round through a trade they made in round two moving back.  It’s obvious the Dolphins are concentrating on fixing the offensive line.  Turner is a raw talent who could eventually develop into a solid lineman.  Way too early for a prospect at the top of the 3rd round.

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