Five trades the Miami Dolphins could make on NFL Draft night

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The Miami Dolphins trade back to #87 for a 2024 second-round pick and additional ’23 draft capital

Here, I have the Dolphins giving up pick 52 and a 2025 fifth round pick, via Denver, for a 2024 second round pick as well as picks 87 and 119 in 2023 with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Dolphins are set to have both their first and second round picks next season — barring any more blockbuster trades. Obtaining another second rounder for next year’s draft gives them three picks in the first two rounds in what is projected to be another strong draft class in 2024. Giving up on a high pick in this year’s draft for several high picks in next year’s may be the most logical and safest way of going about it this year.

Moving back to the 87th pick would actually mean their first selection in the 2023 draft would be at the 84th pick, their native third-rounder. If the Dolphins were feeling crazy, they could do what many teams do with picks so close together (Miami would have picks 84 and 87) — they could trade one of them for even more draft capital in a draft that could crank out some real NFL talent across every round.

It may seem redundant to keep trading back for more and more draft picks, but this draft class is deep. Theoretically, the Dolphins could draft a day-one starter in the third or fourth round; rookies are getting better and better every year. Look at the 2022 draft class — there is a quality player in every single round.