Dolphins ‘extremely active’ in trade talks for 2020 NFL Draft
NFC GM tells me Dolphins are already extremely active in talking with other teams. GM: “They’re shaping up to be among the biggest factors in this draft.”
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 24, 2020
The Dolphins currently own the fifth, 18th, and 26th pick in the first round, and there have been rumblings about the team and if they will move up to ensure they will get Tua Tagovailoa.
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report has also heard the rumblings but believes the team will keep the 18th overall pick to select an offensive lineman.
“Much time and space has been spent discussing the Miami Dolphins moving up from No. 5 overall to select quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, but there hasn’t been as much talk about the team’s second of three picks in Round 1. I’m told by many evaluators connected to the Dolphins that general manager Chris Grier will want to keep No. 18 overall to land an offensive tackle. Said one scout, “Don’t be surprised if they ultimately move up from 5 and 18 to get Tua and a tackle.”
With all the Dolphins assets they have a lot of different options, and if they do fall in love with Tua, the rest of their draft could be determined if they have to move up and get him.
If they could keep their other two first-round draft picks and still get Tua, that would be a huge win. Based on the rumblings though, the team is going to do whatever they have to do to get the players they believe fit their system best, and will help them get back on top of the AFC East.