A report from Great Blue North Draft Report says the Miami Dolphins may be looking to trade up to the number one overall pick in the draft to select either Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher. The report sites a source that Miami has Joeckel and Fisher rated considerably higher than Lane Johnson who many assumed the Dolphins would trade up to pick.
The article also notes that Miami general manager Jeff Ireland said at his pre-draft press conference that because of their extra second and third round picks they may be willing to move all the way up to the number one pick in the draft if needed.
Miami holds the 12th overall pick in the draft, the 11th (42nd overall) and 24th (54th overall) picks in the second round, and the 15th (77th overall) and 20th (82nd overall) picks in the third round.
Should the Chiefs make a deal with Miami, they would probably command the 12th overall pick and one of Miami’s second rounds for sure. A third pick would likely be negotiated and may be deferred to next season. Kansas City sent a 2nd round pick this year and a conditional pick next year for Alex Smith earlier in the offseason.
There has been plenty of rumors that the Chiefs wanted to trade the pick but there hasn’t been much news about who could trade for the pick. Miami would make a lot of sense for the Chiefs given their wealth of mid-round picks and their need for a left tackle. Some had even speculated Miami would be the landing place for Branden Albert in a trade.
A trade with Miami would be a wonderful development for the Chiefs, who would still get a very good player at 12 overall and recover the picks they lost in the Alex Smith trade. Between a 1st round pick, an added second round pick, and two third round picks, the Chiefs would be in a good position to bring in a very solid draft haul.