The Miami Dolphins could have a single player in mind but don’t count on it. What they need to do is trade out of the six spot.
Miami made two trades last month. They moved from three to 12 and then from 12 to six where they sit now in the draft. Ahead of them are the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals. While many believe that Miami is sold on one player, the trades themselves mean that is not true.
With the first two picks almost 100% being quarterback, Miami would have had that one single player they were locked on. Now, they have to hope he falls to six. That alone should tell you, they don’t have a lock on one single player or are gambling with their lives if they do.
The question is who do the Dolphins want? Penei Sewell, Kyle Pitts, Ja’Marr Chase, or someone else? One of those three will be there if not two. The key here is Atlanta. If Atlanta trades out of the 4th spot, Miami’s chances of trading again go out the window unless that trade is with the Panthers. If Atlanta trades from four to eight, Denver may try and trade up to get ahead of Atlanta for a quarterback. If Denver trades up, Carolina will stay put and draft whoever falls to them.
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The top of the draft is looking more and more favorable for a big run on quarterbacks. Lawerence would go one, Zach Wilson at two, Justin Fields or Mac Jones at three, the other one possibly at four, and then it is a matter of who will wait for Trey Lance to fall?
This is why I don’t see Miami sitting at six. QBs are the rage this draft at the top and Miami will still get one of the players they want by trading back.
All that being said, Miami can’t dismiss Detroit at seven. The Lions may or may not want to draft a quarterback even after the Jared Goff trade but they could take Chase, Sewell, Pitts, Waddle, or D. Smith and one of those players may be a target for Miami so if they do trade back, they could lose out, especially if Atlanta stays at four and drafts a non-quarterback.
The best case for Miami is that Atlanta drafts a QB at four and that means another player will drop to 8 or 9 where Miami could easily drop back to from six.
Thankfully, we only have three more weeks to speculate about all this and then, it will be over!