This would be a trade that would be executed on Draft Night.
With the 2022 class being a wildly unpredictable one, there is a good chance that some highly touted players start to slip in the first round. Just in browsing certain mock drafts around the web, it is easy to see the variations in where “experts” predict that players will be selected. Should this be the case, then the Miami Dolphins could be direct benefactors.
Miami would be in prime position to add an immediate difference maker if they were in control of their own pick. The selection that now belongs to the Eagles sits at number 15, and would be far more valuable (both to the Dolphins and other teams) than the current 29th selection. Some of the biggest names in the class of 2022 are projected in the 10-20 range, so don’t be surprised to see the team trade big capital to move up and get a guy they covet.
But if someone like linebacker Nakobe Dean or wide receiver Treylon Burks drops in to the mid-20s, then it would almost be foolish of the Dolphins to not try to move up a few spots at an affordable price. Miami is lucky to have a third round pick in the 2022 Draft after trading their own to move up and select Liam Eichenberg last year. It is a compensation pick that the 49ers earned that was subsequently dealt to the Dolphins, and could potentially be used as trade fodder.