3 Reasons why the Miami Dolphins should trade for Calvin Ridley

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Calvin Ridley Atlanta Falcons (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

(Relatively) Cheap price tag

Given the circumstances of Ridley’s health and well-being, teams will proceed with caution when calling the Falcons about any potential trades. The risk is obvious, and Atlanta knows it, and will have to act accordingly when it comes to offers.

The former 26th overall pick has outplayed his draft position, and would likely be worth at least two high draft picks (1st/2nd rounders) if there weren’t any lingering questions or issues. But because there is, the Falcons would likely entertain offers that included just one first rounder with perhaps an addition of a late-round pick to sweeten the pot.

The Dolphins can make this happen if they want to address the wide receiver position by bringing in an established veteran instead of taking a flyer on a late-first round pick. Miami holds the 29th selection in the upcoming draft, and there is speculation that they could be using it as trade fodder. The Falcons are in a rebuild, and have plenty of holes to fill and only one first round pick (7) to do it. Depending on who is available when Miami is on the clock, we could see a draft night trade for the former Alabama wide receiver.

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