For an NFL team established in 1966, there aren’t too many firsts left to be seen. But two historic moments could happen nine days from now when the Miami Dolphins are on the clock with the 6th-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
What historical moment might we witness next Thursday?
After doing some digging through the team’s official draft guide, I found out that the Dolphins never drafted a tight end in the first round (you can add kicker and punter to that list as well), and they've never selected a player in franchise history with the #6 pick in the draft.
if the #dolphins were to draft kyle pitts at #6, it would be the first time in franchise history that the team drafted a TE in round one.— josh houtz (@houtz) April 20, 2021
it would also mark the first time the dolphins have ever drafted a player at #6 overall.
| h/t @miamidolphins | pic.twitter.com/kNRv9K8Yp1
To add fuel to the fire, Yahoo Sports’ senior NFL reporter Charles Robinson tweeted this out earlier today, and although I knew Miami liked Kyle Pitts, he makes it sound like it could be a little more than like.
I don’t think there has been any team in the #NFL that has floated more draft misdirection over the last two years than the Miami #Dolphins. Second straight year where you’re hearing a LOT about Miami. First it was all Kyle Pitts. Now it’s trade scenarios.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) April 20, 2021
Now sure, there’s an excellent chance Kyle Pitts is taken before Chris Grier, and the Dolphins are on the clock. And depending on how the board falls, there is still a chance Miami could trade back with a quarterback-starved team. But if they are on the clock at No.6, and the 6’6, 245-pound pass-catcher from Florida is still on the board, the next step should be simple.
Make. Franchise. History.
The plan this offseason was to get Tua Tagovailoa some weapons. Ask most experts and analysts around, and there’s one player in this year’s class that ranks above and beyond the rest.
His name is Kyle Pitts.
kyle pitts vs. ole miss | #finsup— josh houtz (@houtz) March 29, 2021
9 targets, 8 catches, 170 yards (21.3 YPR), 4 TDs. pic.twitter.com/CCC8zHvMVf
Should the Dolphins draft Kyle Pitts if he’s available at #6? Is there a player you like more in this class? What would it take for you to entertain a trade-down offer from a team like Carolina or Denver? Let us know in the comments section below!