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The Miami Dolphins have created some flexibility in this week’s draft, by making moves earlier this offseason, addressing holes that needed to be filled. The Dolphins currently hold 11 picks in the upcoming draft, but that could change before…or even during the draft. With sources indicating that the Dolphins are currently negotiating a new contract with Branden Albert, the Dolphins might have 1 less draft pick by the time the draft actually starts. My belief, is that the Dolphins will end up making a few trades, moving up or down, depending on who is on the board and who they are targeting.
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So that brings us to the question about the cost of moving around in the draft. How much should each draft pick be worth? How much would it cost the Dolphins to move up in the first round to draft a left tackle, if the Branden Albert deal doesn’t go through? We’ll look at a few scenarios to give you an idea of just how costly it might be. We’ll also look at a few trade down scenarios, as the Dolphins might like a player at 12, but if they can get him at #22, why not trade down?
Most likely, if the Dolphins are going to trade up into the top 10, it will probably be for one of the drafts elite left tackle prospects (Joeckel, Fisher, or Johnson). They also could look to move up to draft Dee Millner, to solidify the CB position. So what would it cost to trade up? Well, the Dolphins pick at #12 is valued at 1,200 points, using the theoretical draft value chart that can be found here.
To move up to, say the #6 position (with the Browns), the Dolphins would likely have to give up the #54 pick overall, the second of their 2nd round picks. But, if the Dolphins wanted to move all the way up to #4 (with the Eagles), it would likely cost them both of their 2nd round picks. See what a big different a few draft slots can mean in the top 10? The point is that it can be very costly to move up from where the Dolphins are.
Now, if the Dolphins wanted to move up to, say #9 (with the Jets), it would likely cost them one of their 3rd round picks. But that would only mean moving up 3 spots. I could only see this happening if one of the big 3 tackles makes it out of the top 8. With Tennessee and the Chargers both in between the Jets and Dolphins picks…and both needing offensive line help…the Dolphins might pull the trigger on this type of trade IF an offensive linemen they want is available. (CLICK HERE, continued on page 2)
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This Branden Albert deal just keeps twisting and turning on all of us. Yesterday, Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reported that Branden Albert’s contract demands were too high for the Dolphins liking. This afternoon, we heard that the Dolphins and Chiefs haven’t spoke about a trade in 5 days. Now we hear from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Dolphins ARE willing to meet...
It is officially NFL draft week! Thursday is right around the corner and the Dolphins will soon be finding out which new young talent will be helping this roster hopefully develop into a potential contender. You’ve got the NFL draft, you got the NHL and NBA playoffs…it’s a wonderful time to be a sports fans.
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The ongoing saga regarding the Dolphins search for a starting left tackle continued into draft week. Rumors have been flying about a trade that would bring Branden Albert to Miami for a few weeks now. Earlier today, we learned that the talks between the two teams have stalled because of Albert’s contract demands.
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Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network believes the Miami Dolphins will end up drafting a cornerback in the second round after losing Sean Smith in free agency.
I believe the Miami Dolphins will draft a cornerback in the second round.
The Dolphins found Sean Smith in the second round back in 2009, and I think that is where they will find his replacement, as well. I’d look for...
BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins have yet to secure a replacement for left tackle Jake Long, who was lost to free agency. So with the 2013 NFL Draft looming a few days ahead, talk has heated up regarding how the team will fill that void.If somehow the Dolphins get through this week without a new projected starter, they could continue to try and develop second-year tackle Jonathan...
According to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix, the Miami Dolphins and Chiefs’ left tackle Brandon Albert are currently working on a contract.Hearing #Dolphins & Brandon Albert are negotiating a new contract. Dolphins would send one of their two second rounders to #Chiefs.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) April 20, 2013I think this is a great move for the Dolphins. Albert...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Miami Dolphins are willing to give Brandon Albert the money he’s looking for, but the hang up is the draft compensation.
From TA: My understanding is #Dolphins are willing to meet Branden Albert’s contract demands of similar $$ to Duane Brown. Waiting on KC
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2013
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According to the Miami Herald, Chiefs left tackle Brandon Albert is looking for a contract that will pay him more than what Jake Long got from the Rams in free agency.He wants a contract that is better than the four-year, $34 million deal with $16 million guaranteed the Rams gave Jake Long.I can’t imagine the Dolphins pulling off a trade for Albert and signing him to a contract...
Branden Albert Closing In with the Dolphins?:
The Miami Dolphins started the offseason with a bang, scooping up better known and big time players left and right. They may be in position to acquire yet another well known player, this time via a trade. After weeks of speculation that the Dolphins had an interest in disgruntled Kansas City Chiefs tackle, Branden Albert, and again that...
Times approaching when the Miami Dolphins will be on the clock in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Dolphins hold the 12th overall pick in the draft that will begin Thursday night in New York City.
Miami selected 12th overall once before, in 1992 when Don Shulas team took Georgia Tech defensive end Marco Coleman.
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Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland isn’t “isn’t totally in love” with the idea of drafting Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson, even at No. 12 overall.
Ireland reportedly “likes” Johnson, but has questions regarding his overall game.
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