BREAKING: Dolphins make blockbuster NFL Draft trade with Eagles after deal with 49ers
The Miami Dolphins had multiple blockbusters in store on Friday afternoon.
Miami had only just finalized a deal to send the No. 3 pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the No. 12 pick, multiple future first-round picks and a 2022 third-round pick. General manager Chris Grier then turned around and used the newly acquired draft capital to move right back up in the draft.
Eagles trade: pick 6 and 156
Dolphins trade: pick 12, 123 and a 2022 first-rounder. https://t.co/tliEQ0131G
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This could prove to be a win-win for both sides.
The Eagles now appear committed to Jalen Hurts as their quarterback, at least in 2021. Philly nabs an additional first-rounder in 2022 and should still be able to select one of the top receivers in a stacked class at the No. 12 spot.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins move back up so as to (likely) get the receiver of their choice at the No. 6 slot. Miami signed Will Fuller V in free agency, but still figures to add pass-catching talent for second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
There is a very real possibility all of the top wideouts are available when Miami is on the clock. The first four picks in the draft might be quarterbacks, with the Cincinnati Bengals a candidate to select Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell at the No. 5 spot.
If that order holds true, the Dolphins could choose from the likes of DeVonta Smith, Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle or Kyle Pitts.
One thing is clear: teams are starting to shake things up and be aggressive for the chance to land the player they desire next month.