Miami Dolphins players that could be traded during the NFL Draft

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 16: Offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 16: Offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James /

The Miami Dolphins have reportedly talked with Denver about the 5th overall pick in Thursday nights draft. A player could be involved in that scenario.

When the draft starts Dolphins fans will be paying close attention to trade reports as each team comes on the clock. If a player that the Dolphins want is dropping, making a move would make sense.

For the Dolphins to move up to number five or six it will cost them at least a 2nd round pick and maybe a 2019 first round pick depending on who they trade with. It could also cost them a player.

Miami doesn’t have a lot of “capital”, to steal one of their words, as it relates to tradeable players. In fact, they have very little at all which makes guessing who might be traded a lot easier.

T.J. McDonald – It’s unclear what compensation Miami would get for McDonald if they opted to try to get something for him. Adam Gase has already said he wasn’t thrilled with his performance last season.

If the Dolphins draft a player like Minkah Fitzpatrick or Derwin James the McDonald may get some play in trade talks. Unlikely but slightly possible.

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DeVante Parker – A team wanting a wide-receiver may miss out one in round one or two. Perhaps a team like the Cowboys makes a call to see if he is available. Parker has all the tools to be a top receiver in the league but he can’t seem to get out of his own way and mind.

Earlier today Benjamin Allbright suggested on Twitter that the Dolphins “may” try to trade up for a quarterback and that they may have to throw in a player. The player he mentioned was Parker.

Ja’Wuan James – James is signed under the 5th year option and the Dolphins do not appear ready to extend him long-term. This makes a lot of people wonder about his future with the Dolphins and he could be a piece played in the chess match to move up in the draft but it may not be in round one. The Broncos attempted to trade for James at the start of free agency and maybe is in play again.

Ryan Tannehill – If the Dolphins draft a first round quarterback the talk of trading Tannehill will increase but take this to the bank. Tannehill is not getting traded this year and it’s not because of his contract. The Dolphins believe he will be leading this team for the next two seasons.