RUMOR: Dolphins still trying to trade up to land Joe Burrow
Former LSU quarterback and 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is the unquestioned No. 1 pick in April’s NFL Draft and will likely head to the Cincinnati Bengals. However, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, fans can expect the Miami Dolphins to attempt to trade up to that No. 1 spot in order to draft Burrow.
The Dolphins currently have the No. 5 pick and are arguably the most quarterback-needy team in the league. Additionally, Miami has stockpiled a bevy of draft assets and have three first-round picks in this year’s draft to use as trade bait.
Many mock drafts have the Dolphins picking Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with their pick, but if the team feels that Burrow is their guy, don’t be surprised to see them pull the trigger.
“The Dolphins want to trade up to grab Joe Burrow with the first overall selection, if possible. They will make that attempt,” Salguero said.
Last season, the Dolphins were stuck with a quarterback duo of Josh Rosen and Ryan Fitzpatrick. The two combined for 21 touchdowns and 18 interceptions while leading Miami to just 19.1 points per game — a bottom 10 mark in the league.
The Bengals’ willingness to trade down or not will likely have to do on whether if they can find a suitable trade partner for incumbent starter Andy Dalton.
As for Burrow, the 6-foot-4, 216-pound gunslinger is coming off arguably the best single-season in college football history where he completed 76.3 percent of his passes while accumulating over 6,000 yards and 65 total touchdowns while only throwing six interceptions.