Are one of these three players the real targets of the Miami Dolphins at 6?
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins will pick six in next week’s draft but with the moving and shaking many fans are lost on who the Dolphins are really targeting.
The Dolphins are rumored to be receiving calls about the six pick which means if the opportunity presents itself, they will drop down yet again. That has some fans wondering why they would do that but more importantly who are they really targeting.
If we use some simple deductive reasoning, maybe we can deduce who that player or those players may be. We know that the Dolphins do not have a singular guy in mind, at least not in terms of being in the “No matter what” category to steal a Draft Day staple.
That means that the Dolphins are not all-in on Kyle Pitts or Ja’Marr Chase. If they were, they would have stayed at three. Chris Grier is either playing roulette or he doesn’t really have a problem with missing out on either. The truth is, Grier has to realize that Pitts could go to Atlanta at four and Chase could go to the Bengals at five.
Because of that, we have to assume that Grier isn’t worried if one of them or both of them fall to them at six. That means he has someone else in mind. Could that someone be Penei Sewell? We might have thought so but the signing of D.J. Fluker on Monday night should be enough to dissuade that notion for now. Miami may still go offensive line but that would seem like overkill.
We next move on to DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle. The Dolphins have been coy about their draft plans. Waddle is projected to be drafted somewhere outside of the top 10 and Smith, while he could go to Detroit or Carolina, is likely going to fall as well. So is this the reason the Dolphins are willing to entertain calls to drop back further?
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The three names that keep coming to mind are Waddle, Smith, and Micah Parsons and the more I think about it, Parsons passes the sniff test. Miami seems to be all-in on a receiver but Parsons is the value that Miami wants and could get at 9 or 10. While Waddle and Smith are excellent, many believe that Kadarious Toney or Rashad Bateman could be the better players out of this draft and they would come in the 18 to the second-round range.
The fact that Miami is still fielding calls, presumably, tells me that whoever they want is a player they believe will be available further down the line or they are getting calls that will get them a lot of draft capital in the future. Either way, we can be certain that the Dolphins are not too concerned about not getting Kyle Pitts or Ja’Marr Chase and they are not too worried about moving down and possibly landing Smith, Waddle, or Parsons. Of course, they could be all in on someone else entirely and know without question they can get them further down.
So who will Miami draft? Can we be predictive with any real certainty? Of course not. But if I were tossing my money on three guys, I would say Miami is willing to move down to 8 or 9 with Smith, Waddle, or Parsons in mind.