Lions Expect To Trade For Dolphins’ No. 5 Pick

The Lions are “making plans for having the No. 5” pick in tonight’s draft, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald (via Twitter) hears. The Dolphins own that choice and they’ve been discussing a potential trade for the last few days.

At one point, the Dolphins were hoping to land the Lions’ No. 3 overall pick without sacrificing No. 5. Instead, they wanted to move up the board by dealing from the rest of their stockpile, which includes the Nos. 18 and 26 picks, plus a pair of Round 2 picks. No dice, it seems. If the Dolphins are to acquire Detroit’s No. 3 pick, they’ll have to cough up their own No. 5.

Had the Dolphins landed No. 3 and kept No. 5, they could have used those picks to address their two biggest needs at quarterback and tackle; not necessarily in that order, but probably in that order. If they send the No. 5 pick to Detroit, they could go either way at No. 3, where Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert should both be available. After weeks of Herbert talk, the Dolphins are now said to be eyeing the Alabama star.

Trade or no trade, the Dolphins will also have to address their tackle situation early in the draft. This year’s top tackles include Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, Georgia’s Andrew Thomas, and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton.

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31 comments on “Lions Expect To Trade For Dolphins’ No. 5 Pick

  1. afsooner02

    If they really wanted tua, should have just kept 5 then.

    Great move by Detroit.

    • myaccount

      Someone would trade ahead of Miami in that situation. Trade up, ensure you get your guy.

    • david-45

      Such big words for such a tiny peaC0CK…. go ahead and Continue to act all mighty behind your phone or conputer screen.

      Ps- pleasd learn the difference between to, too, two, 2 and tua…. lolz

  2. wildboys

    This is about getting ahead of the NYG
    So maybe Wirfs is the pick and then they’ll trade back up for a QB or wait until one falls to them at #18, which means they like Love just as much as the other two.

  3. makingliberalscrysince2016

    Detroit would be smart to give Miami #3. They can still take Jeff Okudah at #5

  4. It’ll be for Tua. I’m sure they were worried about someone jumping them in a trade with NYG for 4

  5. mgomrjsurf

    Somebody could Trade with Redskins to Draft a QB. Maybe send Stafford to Dolphins to.

  6. Airacus01

    Regardless by the value of the draft picks the differents between 3rd and 5th is only 500 points so we sh

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