Five trades the Miami Dolphins could make on NFL Draft night

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The Miami Dolphins trade back into the later second round

With only four picks in the entire draft, the Dolphins could look at their first selection in the draft as a trade piece to acquire more draft capital on the weekend.

Enter the Arizona Cardinals, who have already picked 3rd overall and 34th, who are likely looking to be aggressive with a new general manager and head coach. A team with their franchise quarterback eating up a large chunk of their cap space, the Cardinals will want all the high draft picks they can possibly acquire. The Dolphins send their 52nd pick to Arizona in exchange for the 66th, 96th and 105th pick in the draft.

At 66, the Dolphins should still be able to draft a solid prospect at a position of need, while gaining more draft capital at the same time. This would give the Dolphins two additional picks in a highly-regarded draft class, something that can be invaluable for a team who wants to win in the near future.

Prospects that could be available at 66 include tight end Sam LePorta, center Luke Wypler, edge rusher Andre Carter and running back Zach Charbonnet. Almost all the prospects mocked around pick 66 are all projected to be year-one contributors and eventual starters.

Moving back 14 spots does seem less than ideal for a team in win-now mode, but gaining the additional draft capital in such a deep class is worth the drop back, in my opinion. If you lose out on 14 better players for an additional two picks, so be it.