Three weeks ago, Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero reported the Dolphins were going to try and trade up to the top spot to draft Burrow. On Tuesday as March comes to a close, he reported the Dolphins are still going to try and make a move up to the No. 1 pick. Salguero offered some reasons for them to temper expectations about the No. 1 pick, but the Dolphins appear to have it bad for Burrow.
The Dolphins need a quarterback, and most mock drafts that don’t include trades have them considering Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick. Tagovailoa’s agent said the quarterback has been fully cleared, and one has to wonder if that could open the door for teams to try and move ahead of Miami in the top five to draft him. Burrow, Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, and Jordan Love are all expected to be first round picks in late April.
The Dolphins have a decent shot at landing one of the non-Burrow quarterbacks at No. 5 if there are no trades, but we know how easily trades can happen come draft time. Washington seems a good bet to draft Chase Young, although Ron Rivera making a quarterback pick would be surprising but not necessarily shocking. It gets interesting from there with the Detroit Lions and New York Giants both with plenty of needs and maybe willing to move down to add picks. That could create problems for Miami, thus increasing their urgency to move up to guarantee them their choice of quarterbacks.