Kyler Murray situataion won’t shape the Miami Dolphins draft plans
By Brian Miller
There is some speculation that quarterback Kyler Murray may not be the top choice for the Cardinals after all. How would that shake-up the Miami Dolphins draft?
Listening to SiriusXM’s NFL Radio this morning, the hosts are not sold that Kyler Murray is the top choice for the Cardinals in this years draft. They do believe that Murray will still be the first QB off the board and that another team may trade up for the top spot.
For weeks the talk has been that the Cardinals would draft Murray and trade last years number 11 overall pick Josh Rosen. That talk is starting to shift. Peter King of NBC Sports has also made the comments that he believes the idea of Murray to the Cardinals is smoke.
According to King, the executives in charge in Arizona all do not share the same idea about Murray and as he called it, there is no “unanimity” among those decision makers. On SiriusXM they floated the idea of the Raiders moving up to the top spot. If that were to happen, how would the draft shape up for the Dolphins?
In reality, a trade up to number one by any team for Murray wouldn’t really reshape the draft for the Dolphins. Only a handful of teams are looking at quarterback this year. The Raiders could change that if it were them that moved up. Many mock drafts have the Raiders going LB Josh Allen at number four and it is possible that the Cardinals would use the 4th pick on Allen as well.
What it could do is force other teams looking at QB in round one to make a move up in the draft and that could push a defensive player down the board to 13 that Miami may not expect to be there.
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Chances are the draft won’t be shaken by a trade-up for Murray but if Murray doesn’t go number one and the Cardinals take a defensive player, things will get interesting real quick.
If Murray is not the number one, several teams could try to move up with the 49’ers and the Jets. The Jets have said they are open and willing to move down. Murray would still likely go in the top 5 and it would be interesting to see what the Raiders would do at four if they have a desire to get Murray.
For the Dolphins draft, it would take a team like the Raiders who are not penciled in for a QB to potentially allow a defensive player that Miami may covet to fall. Murray, Dwayne Haskins, and Drew Lock are all still considered to be top 10 to top 15 selections and in that regard, barring a team that no one expects, like th Raiders or maybe the Lions, the draft should stay the same for Miami.