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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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He'a DT...not a OLB. He'll play 3-4 END.

Awesome. I was hoping for him. We can get Cody or Kindle in the 2nd.

I think this means they don't have much confidence in Merling. Dolphins front line will be so physical

Mando. Forget your column for a second.

Give us a line or two about your thoughts.

could be a new matt roth type project!!

Matt Roth type? Does that mean theyll be releasing him for nothing to the Browns in a few years?

we're moving someone to OLB. Odrick, Roth, Merling, or Langford...

from d-line to olb!!

nice jeff LOL!!

Look, I understand some of you don't like/agree w/ the pick, myself included. However, as a PSU season ticket holder, I can assure you that Odrick is not "crap", he's a stud w/ a non-stop motor, Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year for crying out loud. I love Odrick; however, I'm w/ those of you who question whether this pick was more of a luxury than a need.

WTF...how many DTs do these guys think they can put on the field at one time?

Langford (will start)
Starks (almost a pro-bowler)

They drafted a backup DT in the 1st round? I feel just like I did after the Pat White pick and the Ted Ginn pick. This just makes absolutely no sense.

Mando, you got some splainin to do. Why do you like this guy?

odrick will be a strong side olb and wake will move to will and be a sack machine!!!

think outside the box mike!!!

Well guys Jared Odrick is a Miami Dolphin...

this guy is a beast!!!!!! im telling ya!!! sam olb from hell!!!

Did not see this coming, but it's not a bad pick at all. Parcells can't get enough of this type of player. He is hard to block... I know he's an end, but I wonder if the Trifecta see him as a potential NT.. He's stout against the run, and demands double teams.

its almost a hybrid 4-3 rush end/olb with dansby over him and channing in the middle and wake rushing the weak!

its football!!!

best first round pick in decades!!

cody at 40!!

He'a DE..Not a OLB...the guy is 300 lbs...Geez.

Miami Dolphins rookie DL Jared Odrick, who they selected in the first round, is expected to compete with DEs Phillip Merling and Kendall Langford for playing time, reports ESPN.com's Tim Graham. He is a strong run defender and be disruptive in the passing lanes.

There goes Bobby Carpenter. Good trade for both parties. The Rams might get the nod though because Carpenter could flourish in a 4-3.

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