Miami Dolphins trade picks 39,50 and 114to the New Orleans Saints for pick 28, select Alabama RB Najee Harris
The second consecutive year the Dolphins will be drafting three times in the first round. This time it comes in the form of a trade with the New Orleans Saints, who are facing a very difficult offseason themselves.
The Saints are not only tremendously below in the salary cap, but there is still uncertainty with what will happen with quarterback Drew Brees. With a less than expected 2021 salary cap, the team will be forced to let go of many players and more than likely need to rework many of their top players contracts. Trading their first round pick to Miami for two second rounders will allow them to add three solid rookies on team friendly deals.
For Miami, drafting Najee Harris will allow them to avoid signing a running back to a major deal. Yes, Aaron Jones would be a major boost for the Dolphins, but having Myles Gaskin should not be underestimated.
With Gaskin in place, the team could ease Harris into a workhorse and allow him to adjust to the pro-game. Also, Gaskin could take most of the passing back downs and still present an option as a key running back to give the team a two-headed monster.