Dolphins Received 4 Offers For No. 3 Pick?

The Dolphins’ trade decisions Friday did well to shake up the first round of the upcoming draft. They moved out of the No. 3 overall spot — their placement because of the 2019 Laremy Tunsil trade — to acquire two future first-round picks from the 49ers and then dealt one of those selections to the Eagles to move back into the top 10 this year.

San Francisco’s offer, however, was just one of the proposals Miami received for the No. 3 pick this offseason. The Dolphins are believed to have received four offers for the No. 3 selection within the past few weeks, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald notes. The 49ers also held talks with the Falcons and Bengals for the Nos. 4 and 5 selections, respectively.

GM Chris Grier opted to wait until closer to the draft to accept the proposal, but the Dolphins capitalized on what is expected to be a historic quarterback-heavy start to this draft. The 49ers moving up also puts other QB-seeking teams in more difficult spots. And in moving back up to No. 6, Miami will be in position to take one of the top non-QBs in this year’s draft. The Dolphins were not planning to select another quarterback as a potential Tua Tagovailoa contingency plan, and they confirmed this by moving down.

The likes of Ja’Marr Chase, Kyle Pitts and DeVonta Smith should be considered potential Dolphins targets. No draft has ever begun with four straight quarterbacks being taken; the Falcons adding an heir apparent for Matt Ryan would put the Bengals in position to draft the top non-QB available at 5.

The Dolphins still hold the No. 18 overall pick in this year’s draft, and they now have the 49ers’ first-rounder in 2023. The 2022 first-rounder the Dolphins sent the Eagles was their own, Jackson adds. The 2022 first-rounder Miami still holds originally belonged to San Francisco.

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  1. arty!

    I think will have this season to prove himself. If not, they have plenty of picks to trade for Watson next offseason. The foulness of this offseason (team and DW) & another losing season, will prompt the Texans to trade next year.

    • andremets

      You should expect Watson to follow the Michael Vick/plaxcio path; going to jail and missing the next two seasons. He could also be suspended for a year by the league on top of that. The Texans may have to sue him for signing bonus money.

  2. imindless

    Niners know there window is closing. Jimmy g is a good qb but always injured. Rams and cards got much better this year niners could potentially be a 4th placed team if they didn’t make a move. Sadly don’t think this was the right move to contend in short term. Should have held out for Watson

    • BringBackDunkeroos

      The same Watson who very well may never play again at this point? If all the civil suits turn out to be true, it’s only a matter of time before the criminal charges come next…

      • arty!

        Come on man, when was the last time a high profile athlete was banned from any pro league? They’re rich. Watson will buy either the best attorneys or the women off.

            • Technically correct

              Suspended indefinitely, which means he is currently banned.

              • arty!

                Ok, after umpteen chances and failures, the league finally banned him. He entered the league in ’12 through the supplemental draft because of drugs and other stupid stuff. So yes, 9 years later & 1,000 suspensions later, he’s banned.

    • Special Agent

      That’s not happening. QBs are the Beanie Babies or new iPhones. Teams camping out for them. Jets included.

  3. Simmons>Russ

    Dolphins just fleecing teams right now

    They could still make a play for Watson if they still have doubts over Tua. They would still have left over picks too.

    Could offer Tua, first round picks #6, #18, and two first round picks in 2023. No team in the league could match that or even get close.

    That would still leave them with a first in 2022, and two second round picks this year.

    Don’t think it’ll happen and don’t think it would cost 4 firsts and Tua either to get Watson but really shows the possibility’s they have

    • Flyby

      The Jets probably could in that their picks will most likely be higher up and worth more than 2 lower picks. The Jets are probably further away and also have 2 picks this year along with dolphins. I mean look what the dolphins got for the 3rd pick.

      • Simmons>Russ

        I believe the Dolphins have 5 first, 4 seconds and 5 thirds in the next three years…?
        Don’t think the Jets have quite as much good picks, plus I’d value Tua more than Darnold and I think for Watson Miami and that roster would be a lot more appealing

        • Flyby

          So what you are saying is the Jets cant trade the 2nd pick this year and acquire a lower 1st rounder this year a 2022 1st round pick and 2023 1st round pick? I mean that would be impossible to see such a thing happen. But lets hypothetically say this is possible. This would give them 2 1st rounders this year 2 1st rounders next year 2 first rounders in 2023. 2 + 2 + 2 > 5? .

          But wait didnt the jets do another trade last offseason regarding 1st rounders? Thats right Jamal Adams gave the team a second 1st round & 3rd round pick this year and another 1st round pick next year. So that would be 2 + 3 + 2 > 5 ​but surely thats not more than what the dolphins can offer.

          Even if they dont pull off the trade, they still have 5 first rounders 3 2nd rounders 4 3rd rounders along with D’arnold has been valued between a low 2nd and high 3rd round and would fit into many offenses as a secondary trade (pittsburgh probably being the most likely spot). Also with the 2nd pick you have your choice of player sans lawrence. Could be a QB for the future, could be the best TE in a long time, could be a generational offensive tackle. Can you say the same for the 6th pick for certain?

          • Simmons>Russ

            Yeah obviously the second pick has huge value and they could use that or trade down and get more firsts and use all of that for getting Watson I just can’t them going for Watson. I think they keep the second overall take Wilson and yeah… however I could see the Dolphins going for Watson and with the recent moves they did they grabbed themselves another first which they could use in a package for Watson.

            I think if your looking at the teams interested in Watson, I wouldn’t include the Jets I think they would prefer Wilson, and I think the Niners would prefer the cheaper Trey Lance. Which still leaves a bunch of teams interested obviously but I meant I think the Dolphins could offer a better package with their additional first than say the Panthers, Pats or whoever.

            • Flyby

              You dont know woody then or watch what the Jets pretty much always do. They go for he name not necessarily whats best for the team. This is what ends up killing the team. The Jets get their name in the paper .. ticket sales go up … they go 8-8 or 9-7 first year and go into the toilet the next year and say the need to rebuild and retool.

              Instead of protecting Sam Darnold and getting a solid offensive linemen they go out and spend big on Leveon Bell.

              Adam Gase was a big name coach because Peyton Manning said so. So the Jets signed him and gave him everything he wanted even though he had no actual success as a coach or roster construction and drove the team into the ground. Supressed Tannehill, Darnold, Drake, and Bell plus countless others. .

  4. crosseyedlemon

    90% of the news reports regarding the draft right now are likely to be part of a smoke screen. It’s clear that a few GMs (I’m looking at you Mr. Pace) don’t even have a definite plan in place yet for moving forward.

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