The Miami Dolphins have the 12th overall pick in the draft. It is not a good place for us. Right now the team's needs are: WR, CB, OT, TE, OG. We ARE going to sign AT LEAST one of Mike Wallace, Dwayne Bowe, and Greg Jennings. You can cross WR off of the Round 1 list. We are also probably going to sign 1 CB in Free Agency, which leaves us with Richard Marshall, and a FA CB, CB is still a big enough need to put on the round one list. OT in round one? no. TE? no. OG? Hell no!
Lets talk about the needs I didn't put for this offseason.
Safety: Chris Clemons was one of the best guy in our secondary, although he flew under the radar. Give him another couple years and I truly believe that he will breakout, and at the very least he is still above average. If we need to we could address Safety in another draft, Sorry Vaccaro.
Defensive End: This isn't classified as a need because our staff is very high on Olivier Vernon and his potential. He is going to work with Cameron Wake this offseason and I extremely doubt we will go after a pass rusher in round 1, unless Weorner happens to fall, which I don't see happening.
So, If I'm not mistaken, our last option with the 12th overall pick is Cornerback. Great, right? no. Who are we going to pick? Banks? Rhodes? Trufant? I don't think one of those guys are worth the 20th pick, let alone the 12th, and I bet one of them will even be available at our 1st 2nd round pick. So in my mind, we have 2 options: Trade up, and trade down. Lets break both of them down shall we?
Trade up: This will likely cost one of our 2nds and maybe a 4th or a 5th, for argument sake, lets say a 2nd and a 4th. We're doing it for Dee Milliner. He is the player to get for any team in need for a Corner. So lets look at the rest of this draft scenario. in the 2nd we could look at a WR, Hunter or Hopkins would be a great fit here (If one of them is available). In the 3rd we could look for maybe another Corner (Richard Marshall is still a question mark) and maybe either a Tight End or a Safety, or maybe even a developmental LB to eventually take the place of Kevin Burnett? Now, when you look at this situation, was it worth it to trade up? Do we still have needs? Decide for yourselves.
Trade down: Trading down to the low first round would probably net us a late 2nd, and late 4th lets say. So we have a late 1st, 3 2nds, 2 3rds, and 2 4ths. I'm not going to predict this whole draft just cause we have so many picks to play with and it would be next to impossible to predict what we do with them. But in the 1st round we would get one of the players we traded down for, lets say Trufant. And with our first 2nd round pick we get another one of them, lets say Banks.with our second 2nd round pick,maybe OL? Take your pick on a WR with our third 2nd rounder, or even another OL. But regardless, who cares who I think we should pick, the point is, we have 4 picks in the first 2 rounds, and not that many needs to address.
So after reading this, do you still want a Kenny Vaccaro, Dion Jordan, etc. with the 12th pick, or would you rather trade up? down?