The week before the draft generates a lot of talk, with one report sometimes appearing to contradict the one directly before it.
Earlier Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN identified the Dolphins as one of the teams in the top 12 of the first round making calls in an attempt to move down in the draft order. On Tuesday afternoon, Schefter identified two teams that have “shown some willingness” to move up in the draft. One is the Falcons and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff has already made it clear that he’s willing to trade up for a player he likes.
The other? The Dolphins. We’re not doubting Schefter’s heard both things. He reports the team is “exploring both options,” which makes all the sense in the world when you’re more than 48 hours away from being on the clock.
It makes particular sense for the Dolphins. If they want to fill a need and land one of the top tackles, they’ll likely need to move up to assure themselves of someone from the Luke Joeckel/Eric Fisher/Lane Johnson trio. If they don’t want to do that, they may be targeting players they can get a bit later while adding more picks that can be used for players or other moves later in the draft.