Many Miami Dolphins fans are clamoring for Florida’s Kyle Pitts at pick-six the question is do the Dolphins even want him? If they do why the trade?
Dolphins fans and the media are all trying to figure out what the Miami Dolphins are doing. Local beat writers are talking about high-level executives who may have given a clue or a hint but nothing concrete. Mainstream media heads are speculating and mock drafts are all over the place.
In an office space at the Dolphins offices, there is a big board with a hundred or so names on it, and Chris Grier and Brian Flores are looking at that board and they know who they are taking.
Fans have been talking about Miami putting themselves in a position to pick one of three top players assuming the first three picks are QB and maybe even the fourth. Realistically, Grier isn’t going to take a risk and move back with the hopes of getting the one player he wants.
Consider that Grier didn’t trade to six from three. He traded to 12. Then he moved back up to six. That means he already had a deal in place before he made the trade to 12. It also means that the player he wants is not going to be at 12.
If Miami was 100% in on Pitts, they would have stayed at 3. In the position they are in now, Pitts may be gone at four or five and it is very well possible that Ja’Marr Chase will be gone off the board as well.
Grier could view Pitts, Chase, DeVonta Smith, or both offensive tackles equally for his team and that may be the reason he moved down to six. He may not care which one is on the board so long as he gets one of those guys. At the same time, Grier could be looking at this as a situation where the guy he wants will be there no matter what, and on Thursday when Peter Schrager of Good Morning Football mocked Rashawn Slater to the Dolphins, fans erupted but in a way, it could make sense.
If the Dolphins want Slaten over any of the other players, they will get him at six but probably not at 12. Miami may have tried with other teams to move up but may not have found a partner. The Eagles were willing to deal.
This is not to say that Schrager is correct but if Miami is 100% sold on one guy, I can not believe that it would Pitts, Chase, or Sewell or they would have stayed at three. I’m starting to think they either view them all equally or there is someone else. Personally, I’m hoping they view these guys equally but the thought is present that may not be the case.