The Miami Dolphins are reportedly interested in trading up in the draft for former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow.
The Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero reported last week that the Miami Dolphins are seriously interested making a deal with with Cincinnati Bengals for the first overall selection, in order to draft former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.
Salguero doubled down on that report on Monday, writing “The Dolphins are going to make the attempt at Burrow”.
The Bengals, however, don’t appear to have any desire to trade the first pick. They’re locked in on Burrow (as they should be).
But is it possible that Miami could put together a trade package that’s too good for the Bengals to pass up?
Everything has a price. And at some point, the Bengals would be silly to say no if the Dolphins offered enough.
Salguero suggested in his column on Monday that Miami night need to give up three first round picks to trade up for Burrow. He suggested giving up two 2020 first round picks (Miami has three first round picks in 2020) and a 2021 first round pick.
Honestly, I’m not sure that gets it done. Burrow is a transcendent quarterback who could change the trajectory of a franchise. The reason Miami is entertaining making this move is because Burrow would be worth it.
If I were the Bengals, I’d ask for all three of the Dolphins’ first round picks in 2020 and their first round pick in 2021. Remember, Cincinnati doesn’t need this deal — Miami needs it.
Four first round picks is a king’s ransom for the first overall selection. It would be tough for the Bengals to pass up that deal.
Of course, it would also be tough for the Dolphins to actually make that offer, too.
Putting all your eggs in one basket is typically unwise. But this might be the one situation where it’s worth it. Burrow is going to be a special player in the NFL. If I were a general manager, I’d give up whatever it took to get him.