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Miami Dolphins trade with Raiders for 3rd Pick

The Miami Dolphins have traded with the Oakland Raiders to pick up the third overall pick in today's draft.


The Miami Dolphins have made a trade early in the 2013 NFL Draft. The team moved up to the third pick.

The Dolphins have several needs this year. They have to find someone to fill the hole left by Jake Long's departure. The team could be looking for either a starting left tackle or a right tackle if they elect to move Jonathan Martinto the left side.

As for cornerback, the departure of Sean Smith, eight months after the team traded away Vontae Davis, has made the position one of the top priorities, even after the team added Brent Grimes in free agency. Richard Marshall coming back from injured reserve could add depth, but not knowing exactly how both Grimes and Marshall will play this year means the team has to add as many cornerbacks as possible to make sure they hit on two starters.

After that, defensive end, tight end, wide receiver, and running back are probably the most pressing non-need needs. Upgrades at all those positions will keep the Dolphins offseason momentum continuing through the draft.