Could the Miami Dolphins be looking to move up to number 9?
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins are believed to be interested in trading out of the six spot and Denver has been the likely partner but what if it’s a trade down?
There has been some speculation on social media and in the local media that Miami may be looking to potentially move up from 18 to the number nine spot. This has been fueled by comments made by Bronco GM, George Paton who has said he has not spoken with anyone about moving up but has fielded some calls about moving down. He said he spoke with Miami GM, Chris Grier this week.
If the Dolphins are looking to potentially move down from 18, it is going to cost them at least a 2nd this year and possibly more next year. At minimum. I won’t speculate on the exact cost because I don’t put much value in the trade chart these days.
Who might Grier be targeting at nine? That depends on what he finds to his liking at six. Could he be looking to possibly double up on a pass-catcher? What if Kyle Pitts and Ja’Marr Chase are both available at six and Miami drafts Pitts but Chase is there at nine? What if Miami wants to possibly move up for Micah Parsons who is likely to be gone by 18?
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Most of us just assumed that Denver was looking to move up and that still may be the case if a QB is available but to throw another wrench into all of this, what if Miami is looking to trade Tua Tagoavailoa?
Nothing can be realistically be ruled out but if Denver wants a QB and Miami drafts a QB at six, Tua immediately goes on the trade block. Personally, I think this is absolute garbage but ProfootballTalk.com mentioned Miami could be looking at QB, so I mentioned it.
The idea of Miami moving up is intriguing but I’m not sure the cost is really something Miami should explore. The two 2nd round picks can be used to make the team better with a running back and center. Giving up a 2nd and more could be a bit much.