Miami Dolphins Trading Up To Draft Joe Burrow?
Are the Miami Dolphins trading up to draft Joe Burrow?
As things currently stand, the Cincinnati Bengals have the top overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Burrow is widely regarded as the player who will be taken with the first overall pick. As the reigning Heisman winner and the quarterback who led LSU to its first National Championship since 2007, his track record speaks for itself.
That, coupled with quarterback Andy Dalton’s trade from Cincinnati being inevitable, has led everyone to believe that the Bengals would be taking Burrow with the top overall pick.
According to ESPN NFL Draft expert Todd McShay, while the top pick getting traded is unlikely, if there is a trade, there is only one team that would be able to pull it off.
“The Dolphins,” he said. “They have a lot of love for Joe Burrow.”
The reason why Miami is the only real shot at swinging something for the top pick, as unlikely as it may be, is because the team owns three selections in the first round.
That is a lot of trade capital.
The Dolphins obviously need a quarterback of the future. Ryan Fitzpatrick has pretty much acknowledged that he is just a stopgap until Miami finds its next cornerstone, and he seems to be okay with that.
Over the past year, the Dolphins have been linked very closely to Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa. However, with the Washington Redskins suddenly expressing interest in him at No. 2, there is a chance Miami may not get him or Burrow if they stay at No. 5.
With two months remaining until April’s draft, it will be interesting to see how things ultimately shake out.