Last week, the world watched as the Dolphins made a blockbuster trade with the San Francisco 49ers to move down nine spots in exchange for a war chest of picks. But that wasn’t all. Instead, Chris Grier followed that move up with another trade, acquiring the 6th-overall pick from the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was a wild turn of events, but not one that was entirely unexpected. After all, we knew the Dolphins would be working the phones to trade down. But out of the top-10? That seemed like a risk if the goal was to land one of the draft’s top pass-catchers.
And then came the second trade with the Eagles. A trade that confirms one thing, IMO.
Chris Grier and the Miami Dolphins have their eyes set on DeVonta Smith, Kyle Pitts, Ja’Marr Chase, or Jaylen Waddle.
Sure, Penei Sewell is tempting. Brian Flores would probably love Micah Parsons, too. But if the Dolphins and Tua Tagovailoa hope to succeed (not just winning ten games and missing out on the postseason), they need to surround him with weapons. ALL THE WEAPONS!!!!!
Yesterday, Dolphins’ fans watched as DeVonta Smith, Najee Harris, and Jaylen Waddle showcased some of their skills alongside
overrated quarterback Mac Jones. Now today, Kyle Pitts and Ja’Marr Chase get their opportunity to show the world what they’re capable of—in shorts and a t-shirt, of course.
THREE SCHOOLS. ONE PLACE!— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 31, 2021
: Path to the Draft Pro Day Special | TODAY (11am ET) on NFL Network pic.twitter.com/YKHRf2tPrR
For me, DeVonta Smith remains what the heart wants. (Kyle Pitts is growing on me) But I would be hard-pressed to find an issue with the Dolphins selecting Chase or Pitts as an alternative. Heck, some believe there’s a chance the Bengals could pass on Sewell, reuniting Chase with Joe Burrow in Cincinnati—as Albert Breer discussed in his recent Monday Morning Quarterback.
No matter what happens with the first five draft picks, Chris Grier and the Miami Dolphins will have a chance to land a dynamic playmaker that will possess the capabilities to transform Miami’s offense completely.
We all know what the Alabama kids can do. Now, Ja’Marr Chase and Kyle Pitts get their opportunity to show the world (and the Dolphins) why they belong in the mix at six.
Kyle Pitts is a freak.
Official measurements for Florida TE Kyle Pitts:— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) March 31, 2021
Ja’Marr Chase is fast
LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase just ran a 4.38 per the watch of one scout on the ground. That's HUGE for him. Wasn't seen as a burner.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 31, 2021
If you’re interested in what other noticeable prospects will be put through the wringer later today, Jordan Reid of The Draft Network has you covered.
Prospects with Pro Days today:— Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) March 31, 2021
• Ja’Marr Chase
• Kyle Pitts
• Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
• Terrace Marshall Jr.
• Kadarius Toney
• Liam Eichenberg
• Jamin Davis
• Jabril Cox
• Boogie Basham
• Kelvin Joseph
• Jacoby Stevens
• Tommy Tremble
• Kyle Trask
• Jamie Newman
Who do you think the Dolphins will draft at #6? Let us know in the comments section below.