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Draft live blog here at 7:30 p.m

Just arrived at Dolphins camp and this is what I'm hearing at this hour.

Yes, the Dolphins want to trade down. This surprises you? I wrote a column about the possibility in today's Herald and tweeted about it 20 hours ago. Big whoop.

The national networks are breathlessly reporting the Dolphins want to trade back. I would tell you to keep in mind that to trade back, you have to have a partner. Among the teams everyone knows are trying to trade up are Dallas, Philadelphia, Green Bay, and the Giants.

I hear the Chargers are also trying to trade up, but they are offering players as chips to make that deal, not necessarily draft picks. Short of Antonio Gates or Vincent Jackson, I have a hard time believing the Dolphins would go there with the Chargers. I know Bill Parcells was not in the past a huge Shawne Merriman guy.

Part of any Dolphins trade scenario today and beyond could include Justin Smiley or Ronnie Brown or one of the quarterbacks as part of the deal.

And what happens if the Dolphins drop?

I'm narrowing my list of favorite players to be picked to five if the Dolphins trade: Michigan's Brandon Graham, Penn State's Jared Odrick, Georgia Tech's Demaryius Thomas, Fresno State's Ryan Mathews and Boise State's Kyle Wilson.

For the wider list of players on the radar, check out this post on my blog from last night.

That's it for now. I'll be in and out of the blog between now and 7:30 p.m., when I'll start blogging live. Get it!


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Earl isn't among your favs Mando?????

We need to trade and stay in the top 20... Philly may b too low.. IMO

Here's to Parcell's last draft for the Dolphins..!!

(I hope)..

Here's to jed's last post on this blog..!!

(I hope)..


These are the players I would not have a Ted Ginn Jr. response to

Derrick Morgan
Rolando McClain
Earl Thomas
Dan Williams
Brandon Graham
Jerry Hughes
Sergio Kindle

Mandito, arent you thrilled the day has arrived?


You are ____________ (insert insult here). Parcells and Ireland have been excellent drafting, with the one exception on Pat White... The draft is their strength... its what they do

I personally love Earl Thomas. I don't know if he'll be there late if the Dolphins trade down. That's my point.

Mando, that is an interesting top 5. Pretty original

Are your top 5 a trade down scenario top 5 or overall?

Mando, what happens if Ronnie doesn't sign his tender?

Would a trade with the Giants get us a second rounder? It's only 3 slots. Ideally, pull that trade off and then trade down again with either Philly or Dallas to stockpile even more picks. I know this probably isn't going to happen but then they'd have maybe 4 picks in the first 4 rounds. Not too shabby.

Trade down.

Mark, the Dolphins love those guys in a trade down scenario.

Wouldn't it be CRAZY if the Dolphins add another WR?

The guy that has been yelling for WRs would yell with glee!

Hahaha, I accused you Mando of being WR obsessed over a year ago. You still are even though we got one of the best (although flaky) WRs out there.

I like Jerry Hughes and Sean Weatherspoon in a trade down myself.

Any chance Spiller is the pick at 12?

He is my Ted Ginn JR response inducers

Dez Byrant
Any TE
Major Wright
Any RB
Golden Tatas

Hahhaah, I like Golden Tatas

Check back later.... Good Luck to the Fins!!!!!!

Though Iam sure the Phins will pick all Defense in there 1st 3 picks, C.J. Spiller is very exciting to watch, the man seems to have no fear driving for extra yards,He's almost the anti-Ginn. and is a great return man(Ask any cane fan) I would not be disappointed to hear his name as a dolphin pick.........

If Ronnie don't sign we cannot trade him, that simple unfortunatly

Mark, is Weatherspoon a 3-4 LB? I think he's a 4-3 OLB.

Armando, I thought you LOVED Brandon Graham...gotta choose ur man and stick with him....that don't sound right but u know what I mean

I love Brandon Graham. I believe he'll be a very, very good player for years. He also gets it.

I have him on the list.

If Thomas is gone, then trade down!! Then, trade down again! 2nd rd is loaded with talent.. But Thomas is too much of a game changer...

Mando. What does it mean that Ronnir hasn't signed his tender? That we can not trade him? Does it mean he is not on our roster?

Mando, he's 240 plus pounds. Not exactly a midget. I'm sure he could hack it in a 3-4

I have heard different things from different people on whether Brown can be traded or not.

I was originally told and wrote that he cannot be traded without signing the tender.

But remember that Wes Welker was traded without signing his tender in 2007. So I'm still trying to get clarification on that.

Armando, what about hughs?

Roman821....Ronnie is a Dolphin BUT cannot be traded if he doesn't sign his tender...NFL rules

Big moves today...the tri will make it happen!!!

Hey D-dense, Stadium opens at 6:00 u going down tonite??

Does JT possess any offense or wildcat knowledge that he can give the wets and give them an advantage over us?

Mark, I like Weatherspoon as well, great stats as well.

Thinking about it, 20 minutes north of me. You know if it's all football or will they show any NBA games? Wanted to watch the cle game too!

D-dense, in addition to being a good player, his intanglibles are off the charts

Can they even include Ronnie Brown in a trade? I thought he would have had to sign his tender offer in order to be traded?

Mando, Remember that Welker was traded to the Pats, There are no rules where your the flagship tem of the NFL like New England is...

I would hate to be a Rams fan. I don't have a good feeling about Bradford.

Roman, NO! But he can teach them the cha-cha and tango

I don't think Jerry Hughes is that far of a reach at 12...

Don't how Kindle is ranked over to be honest...

I want Dez Bryant, where's Mat Millen when you need him?

That funny stuff

No clue D-dense on whether they will have any hoops on... Being that they are holding it in the Club Level with all those TVs I would think they would

go jets

Bobby. What the best place to catch games in Orlando once the season starts?

I think a lot of the draft has to do with where Dansby is playing. If he's playing MLB then well pry be looking at two OLB possibly Morgan right our of the gates. If Dansby is going to play outside then one could could make a case for McClain. A lot of people have said Berry is dropping on boards and Thomas has actually passed him on a few team boards based on his ability to line up in the slot and cover Welker type receivers. Should be interesting.

Floyd, I've become "Comfortably numb" on this draft day... What about you my friend??


What is the least that the phins would take for Brown alone? Some here think we can gat a second for him, I think more like a third, or even a fourth. Would it be worth it to trade Brown for a fourth. I think if we got a few teams involved, Brown could be a piece in a trade that might land a second, but not by himself


Tom Law, I hear u Riggs!!!!!!!

Roman, no clue, I live in Palm Beach County...

go jets


Nolan's bringing a new defense. So no Jt can't give the jets anything.

I want to jump in the tv and fight Trent Dilfer.

Good point odinseye

Bobbyd12, you heading up? I'm hoping concessions are open, I need I really cold beer about now!

Rex hates dolfans he didn't want JT cuz of skill he convinced JTs agent to take the Jets side and convince JT to join the Jests. He did it so a Dolphins fav is on the biggest enemy. This is like Namath joining Miami.(even worse)

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