By: Tanner Elliott
With the rumor mill swirling about the Miami Dolphins wanting to trade back once again in the 2021 NFL Draft, here are some potential trade packages they could receive if they do trade back from the 6th overall pick.
Trade Package: 9th overall, 114th overall, 2022 Second Round
The Broncos are one of the more talked about teams when it comes to trade rumors. The reason being, is Miami stays in the top ten and Denver has the potential to draft either a playmaker or a top-tier quarterback. There have been some rumors going around that Denver has been eyeing quarterbacks and are not totally sold on Drew Lock. I do think this is the most likely scenario if Miami does trade down from #6 as it is a win-win for both teams.
Trade Package: 10th overall, 115th overall, 227th overall, 2022 Second Round
The Cowboys (more specifically Jerry Jones) have rumored interest in Florida playmaker Kyle Pitts and if he is available. They could make a splash to draft him and allow Miami to stay in the top ten and draft a much-needed playmaker. This trade will only work if Kyle Pitts is available as that is the only player Jerry Jones would trade up for. As many Cowboy fans know, Jerry Jones normally gets what he wants when it comes to the team (the Cowboys surprisingly drafted CeeDee Lamb last year) so if Pitts is available the Cowboys could trade up.
Trade Package: 20th overall, 52nd overall, 2022 First Round, 2022 Fifth Round, 2023 First Round
This trade is less likely to happen as Miami would no longer have a top -10 pick, but if Chris Grier has shown us anything, it is anything is possible on draft night. Chicago is very desperate for a starting caliber quarterback and have made it known. If a top tier quarterback is still available at #6, the Bears may be calling the Dolphins. I do not think Miami would make this trade unless they had another trade up their sleeve, similar to what they did with the 49ers and Eagles.
After all, Grier told Media yesterday, “Drafts change, as you know…People fall for reasons unknown, and teams select players for their needs."
The NFL Draft is exactly one week away.