Dolphins Dilemma – To Trade Down, Or Not To Trade Down?

There is only less than two weeks left until the draft, and I am still 100% confused on who the Dolphins could pick on the first day of the draft. Sure, the popular pick is Alabama running back Mark Ingram, but I’m not sold on that pick. They have also been rumored to be looking at multiple quarterbacks, such as Cam Newton (who will most assuredly will be gone by the time we pick), Christian Ponder, Ryan Mallet, and Colin Kaepernick among others.

But the Dolphins have multiple holes on their team, and for them to fulfill their hopes at contending for an NFL title next year, they need to address the line first and foremost, and acquire more picks while they are at it as well.

The Dolphins have had a good (not great) history at drafting the past three years since the Trifecta of Jeff Ireland, Tony Sparano, and the now departed Bill Parcells came into town. Yes, there were some busts in the process such as Pat White, and Patrick Turner, but there were some big hits as well, with Jake Long, Koa Misi, Vontae Davis and Sean Smith coming to mind.

To continue the string of success for this franchise, the Dolphins will have to be active on all three days of the draft, and to be honest, I fully expect them to trade back into the first round, if not out of the first round all together, to garner future picks. The difficulty level though to do this is higher this year more than others. For one, there are not as many elite prospects this year that teams will be willing to leapfrog to acquire, or steal from other teams.

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