Miami Dolphins Should Consider Trading Down In Draft


The Miami Dolphins find themselves in a unique position with the 14th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Unlike in past years, the Dolphins do not have any need that is so glaring they HAVE to stay at 14th overall, or move up like they did a few seasons ago to get LB/DE Dion Jordan at 3rd overall.  While they do have needs in the secondary and at linebacker, and on the offensive line and at the receiver position, the Dolphins have done a great job thus far in free agency. Their successful off season, which saw acquisitions such as pass catcher Jordan Cameron and run stopper Ndamukong Suh, means that Miami does not have to stay at 14th overall if they do not want to.

In fact, I am beginning to like the idea of them trading down more and more. Think about it, why not pick up a second or third rounder in addition for moving back a few spots, say even to 19 or 20. Heck, it would be worth it to move as low as 25 or 26 overall, especially given the depth (or lack there of) at the positions that Miami needs.

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  • Possible trade down partners for the Dolphins? For one, the San Diego Chargers are picking at 17, and may feel the need to jump to 14 in order to grab someone like RB Todd Gurley before another team does. Or, if by some chance QB Marcus Mariota is still available at 14, we could see the Chip Kelly led Eagles trade with Miami to grab his former starting quarterback.

    The fact of the matter is that we won’t know if Miami can even trade down until draft day, when the frenzy of moves presents itself. But, I think it would be smart for Dennis Hickey and Joe Philbin to flirt with the idea, especially if it means filling two holes instead of one via an added second or third round pick. To be honest, unless one of the top wide receivers falls to 14th, there really isn’t that WOW player that Miami would just HAVE to take at 14th overall. Trading back may be the way to go.

    What do you think? Should Miami trade down? Weigh in below.

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