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PRIOR TO THE DRAFT PICK

I believe it was a few years back when the first round gave you (a team) 15 minutes to make your pick. Now we have had 10 for a couple of years now. I've seen pictures and so have you that show the coach, Ireland and Ross sitting a table. Don't know if it was a picture of draft day. I apologize to you if I'm bumbling this but I'll try to get to the questions.

When the Dolphins pick, when it's their turn, what is the process should there be a trade involved. That's what I want to know. I can't believe that a team has only 10 minutes to make a trade. Also, who mans the phones. Suppose there are 5 teams that want our 12th spot. How many phones are there and who answers the phones. Is this to happen ONLY when it's their pick?

Does the coach and GM have any idea the day before or even two days about what team might have interest? Can Dallas' Jones call up and say if John Smith is still available at 12, I'd like to trade? I didn't see that many phones in the picture a few years back with Sparano, Ireland and Ross. That's why I would really like to know about the phone situation.

Are there more people to answer other phones. Sometimes when there is a trade, it happens so fast and yet, when we get the information from ESPN (or NFLN), sometimes it's complicated and I wonder how all that was done in 10 minutes. When you (GM) are speaking with someone, sometimes you need to work things out and 10 minutes is not enough, let alone if you have other people calling.

Does Ireland himself alone answer the phone? How does this work, guys? Also, to change the subject briefly, I just read that Austin Spitler who was a RFA re-signed but if another team signs him, Miami will NOT get compensation. I was under the impression that if you sign a RFA, you get a draft pick. Why not in this case. Thank you all.

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