Trade Out…For Calvin Ridley?
This is the transaction that would make the most noise amongst the media and fan base.
Calvin Ridley has had an interesting start to his career. The late-first round selection outplayed his draft position during his most productive seasons in Atlanta, but underwent some mental health issues last year that kept him out for a vast majority of the season. Some have speculated that the Falcons are keen on moving on from Ridley, and could explore trading him for value to assist in their rebuild.
There has been plenty of chatter amongst Dolphins fans about wanting to bring Ridley in. While he was never his primary quarterback, the wide receiver has a notable relationship with Tua Tagovailoa from their collegiate days, and we have seen what familiarity can do for the young signal caller (see: Jaylen Waddle).
If the Dolphins realistically covet the services of the Pro Bowl wide out, then trading the 29th overall pick could make sense for both sides. Miami needs an immediate difference maker to help bolster the offense, and Atlanta could use another high draft pick to help aid their rebuild, as they only have 1 in the top 42. It would be a bold move by Mike McDaniel and company in the new coach’s first draft, but it would likely pay dividends.