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Dolphins draft rumors: Jack Conklin, Myles Jack, and Ezekiel Elliott all on Miami draft radar

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The Miami Dolphins could be looking to draft an offensive lineman, a running back, or a linebacker with the 13th overall pick - or they could trade up to make sure they land one of them.

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The Miami Dolphins traded back in the 2016 NFL Draft at the start of free agency last season, moving from the eighth overall pick back to the 13th selection, while picking up linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell from the Philadelphia Eagles. Since that move, a lot of speculation has the Dolphins hoping running back Ezekiel Elliott falls all the way to them, or else they could be looking to draft one of the top cornerbacks in the class. While Elliott does seem to be a top target for the Dolphins, cornerback may not be as high on the wish list as expected - and it may be an offensive lineman or a linebacker that Miami covets.

Sources close to the team have informed Matthew Cannata, that the Dolphins could have Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin and UCLA linebacker Myles Jack in mind when they are put on the clock. Miami could also consider a trade up in the Draft, potentially moving as far up as their previous eighth position, now held by the Cleveland Browns, and could be eyeing Jack - not necessarily Elliott - in such a move.

The Dolphins will also consider selecting offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, the source told Cannata.

That gives Miami four players they seem to be grading fairly closely, and any of them could be the pick if Miami stays at 13, or they could look to trade up to grab one of them.

If the Dolphins do decide they want to select Elliott, they will have to hope he falls through a gauntlet of teams that could also covet the Ohio State product. The Dallas Cowboys with the fourth overall pick, the New York Giants with the 10th pick, and the the Chicago Bears with the 11th selection all could look at Elliott for their pick. Sources, however, seem to indicate the Giants are leaning toward Stanley as their pick, and the Bears could have Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd in their sights.

If that's all true, the Dolphins could still have Elliott sitting on the board when they come on the clock with the 13th selection. Then it just becomes a matter of deciding whose similar grade is just slightly ahead. Maybe it is Elliott, but he does not appear to be a guarantee at this point.

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