Dolphins are laying the groundwork for a trade that would vault them up the draft board in round one, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Years ago, Mike Tannenbaum authored a trade to move up and select cornerback Darrelle Revis when he was the GM of the Jets. Now the head decision maker in Miami, Rapoport hears that he could once again be making a play for a defensive back.
In a class where the defensive backs at the top are thought to be underwhelming, it’s not immediately clear who Tannenbaum could have his eyes on. Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes is regarded by most as the best cornerback in this class and likely the only one with a shot at going in the top ten. The Dolphins are just a bit outside of that at No. 14, so he could be their target. Kevin Johnson (Wake Forest) and Marcus Peters (Washington) also figure to go in the top half of the draft, so it’s conceivable that Miami could be looking to pounce on one of them.