Miami Dolphins: 5 dream scenarios to trade back from pick No. 3
By Jeremy Klump
Dream Trade Idea: Miami trades Pick 3 to the Philadelphia Eagles for Pick 6, Pick 37, tight end Zach Ertz, and defensive end Derek Barnett.
We start with a trade that seems like I drew it up on Madden, but you see that it would work for both sides when you dissect it.
Even though I believe the salary cap isn’t a big issue like some feel it is, the Eagles are still over it and have some work to do. Trading Barnett and Ertz would save them around $15 million in cap space. It seems likely that both players will be dealt this offseason, and what better place to deal them than the Miami Dolphins?
Miami would only move down three spots here while also picking up Philadelphia’s 2nd round pick this year and Philly’s 2nd round pick next year. Along with the selections, Miami would add Ertz and Barnett. If you remember correctly, the Dolphins traded down with the Eagles before. They took on Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell in the deal and swapped first-round picks, so don’t rule out Miami and Philly doing this again.
Ertz would be a fantastic tight end to add to the offense for Tua Tagovailoa. He would give Tagovailoa a security blanket he could trust and provide the Dolphins that elite 2-tight end offense they run so much of. Pairing Gesicki and Ertz would be a solid offense and would allow Miami to cross off tight end as a need in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Adding Barnett is just an extra little incentive to the deal. Barnett has been a bust in Philadelphia, and they would love to get rid of him. Trading up to pick No. 3 will be the perfect cover to admit they made a mistake drafting Barnett, as they can focus on the superstar they drafted third overall. Barnett would be a low-risk, high reward player to add for Miami, and maybe a chance of scenery could revive his career. He has some juice on the edge, and adding him to Flores’ defense should squeeze the most juice out of him.