The Miami Dolphins have the 22nd overall pick in next weeks draft but they may not keep it. Last year the Dolphins made six trades but none netted them extra picks. They are looking to change that.
According to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel, a source has “dropped a hint” that Miami is willing to move the 22nd pick to obtain more picks. The Dolphins currently have one first round, one 2nd round, a compensatory third round pick, three 5th round picks, and a 6th round pick.
The Dolphins traded away a 3rd and 4th round pick in this years draft last season to move up to draft Leonte Carroo.
"“When that opportunity becomes available we’ll measure it against the board, what our needs are,” Mike Tannenbaum said when asked about a trade, pointing out that he routinely has trade discussions with the three teams selecting ahead, and the three teams selecting behind Miami. “We’ll see what happens. Sometimes you get a trade offer that’s hard to say no to.” – Via the Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly"
There is little doubt that the Dolphins want to drop down in round one and perhaps out of round one all together. The draft is said to be deep in defensive talent at the edge and tackle positions as well as cornerback. All three needs for the Dolphins.
Miami, as Tannenbaum alluded to, will need to decide if those on their draft board are worth a top 22 pick.
Of course the logical question to ask is who might want to jump up to number 22? The Cleveland Browns could be an option with two 2nd round picks. The chance may increase if the Browns pass on a round quarterback and one falls to 22.
New Orleans who holds the 32nd pick in a trade with New England could also be an option as the Saints could be targeting a top edge rusher.
Dolphins fans could be in for a long night next Thursday and an even longer night and day if the Dophins trade out of round one. At the end of next weekend the only thing that will matter however is if the Dolphins can find playmaking talent who will make an impact in 2017.