There continues to be more and more speculation that the Miami Dolphins 2021 draft is going to include another trade down from six but what would that look like?
Miami is rumored to be receiving calls for the sixth spot and if a quarterback is there, look for the Dolphins to take their entire allotment of time to field those calls. Especially if Kyle Pitts and Ja’Marr Chase are off the board.
Nine seems like a realistic spot for the Dolphins to move to but it is not the only one. We will look at those other options throughout the day so check back.
For now, we will look at how the NFL Draft could play out and who may be available for the Dolphins at pick number nine.
The first three picks will all be quarterbacks, this much is a certainty. It doesn’t matter who they are but we know that Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson will go one and two and either Justin Fields or Mac Jones will go three. At four, the Falcons could go quarterback or draft Kyle Pitts or they could trade down.
Media around the league are certain that the Bengals will draft either Ja’Marr Chase or Penei Sewell, possibly Rashawn Slater. That brings us to six. If the Broncos trade up to draft Trey Lance as some are beginning to predict, we could see Miami take the trade. I’m not going to speculate on compensation.
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At six, Denver goes Lance or another QB who wasn’t taken earlier. The Lions are expected to draft a defensive back or a top tackle which could be Sewell or Slater. At eight, the Panthers could draft a QB if there is one on the board even with Sam Darnold in the fold. They are more likely going to go with a cornerback. Jaycee Horn or Patrick Surtain II are possibilities. Even if they go WR, the Dolphins will still be sitting well at nine.
At nine, the Dolphins could draft Micah Parsons, Jaylen Waddle, or DeVonta Smith. Three players that were on their board at three overall.
Unless the Dolphins are 100% sold on a single player, say, Pitts or Chase, their best option is to move out of six if they can and drop to nine but there are other options that could be explored if nine is not in play. We will look at that scenario later today.