Miami Dolphins 2021 Draft rumors: Receiving calls for six overall
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins may not be done moving around the draft boards and could continue to throw a wrench into everyone’s mock drafts.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins are receiving calls for the sixth overall pick. He says they are considering the offers.
Miami, last month, traded from three to 12 and then back up to six in the span of about an hour. If the Dolphins are considering moving down again is it because they know they will get their guy further down and if so, is everyone wrong about who they want to draft?
If the Dolphins want Kyle Pitts or Ja’Marr Chase, they have to stay put at six. If both players are gone when they are on the clock, a trade would make a lot of sense. What if Pitts and Chase are not the targets for Miami?
If the Dolphins could drop down to nine overall they could still likely draft either Jaylen Waddle or DeVonta Smith. We don’t know what the Lions will do at seven or what Carolina will do at eight but speculation has the Panthers going with a defensive guy.
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Miami may not want a receiver at all. We are speculating that they do but Miami didn’t make much of an attempt to address the position in free agency until they signed Will Fuller. What if Miami covets Micah Parsons? If they do, they would probably land him at nine and that might be part of the plan.
There are other teams that could be trying to get up close to get a quarterback. Washington and Chicago both are reportedly interested in trading up but that would take Miami way out of the Parsons picture as well as Smith and Waddle. What it would do is create a massive haul of draft picks spread over the next two drafts. Chicago and Washington pick 19 and 20.
As Rapoport reported there are a lot of things in play and while we don’t know what exactly those are we do know that Chris Grier is making the decisions that he feels will help his team the best during this rebuild. That being said, you can move however many times as you want but until you start to use the draft capital the team will not get any better.