Miami Dolphins: Five exciting potential draft-day trades

Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Having already made the splash of the 2021 NFL Draft with their pair of deals between San Francisco and Philadelphia, the Miami Dolphins could still look to shuffle the draft order with the number six and eighteen overall selections in the first round. Still trading back to grow their assets from the Laremy Tunsil trade, Brian Flores has carried the Patriots’ methodology of trading back to Miami with great success.

Holding valuable high-end draft capital in a draft where a number of quarterback-needy teams find themselves out of range for ‘their guy,’ the Miami Dolphins have an unmissable chance to reap extensive rewards for their top selection instead of pairing Tagovailoa with a proven playmaker (which could still be found in the second round of this year’s deep receiver class).

Kicking off with a franchise that has not been the most talked about in trade rumors but is certainly one of the most quarterback-needy across the league, the Chicago Bears bet on their new rookie quarterback by sacrificing next year’s first-rounder in order to move up to number six. A simple transaction that sees Miami continue to delay their peak in draft capital, Brian Flores can continue to hold out hope for Tagovailoa’s development while allowing his draft assets to mature.

Also collecting one of Chicago’s sixth-round selections, the Miami Dolphins put themselves back into the latter portion of the 2021 NFL Draft in order to hopefully hit on a late-round prospect they have has their eyes set on, maybe even another high-yield running back (*cough* Jaret Patterson)?