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Getting Zack Martin may require trade up contingency

I spent the morning talking to three NFL scouting and personnel department sources and, of course, my interest was centered almost exclusively on the situation the Dolphins will face at No. 19 when they are on the clock a month from now during the draft.

And the read I'm getting is the Dolphins are going to be wholly dependent on what happens in front of them, barring a trade up, if they are to get the starting right tackle everyone says should go to them -- Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin.

There are apparently four consensus first round tackles in this draft. They are in order from the folks I'm talking to, Auburn's Greg Robinson, Texas A&M's Jake Matthews, Michigan's Taylor Lewan and Martin.

Yes, there are other tackle possibilities such as Virginia's Morgan Moses, Tennessee's Ju'Wuan James, Alabama's Cyrus Kouandjio and even perhaps Nevada's Joel Bitonio, who jumps in there if you're talking to people who don't mind an undersized tackle. But those guys are not considered first-round values. Solid players. Good prospects.

But not as good as Robinson, Matthews, Lewan and Martin coming out.

Having said that, the Dolphins are not getting Robinson or Matthews. Both of them are top 10 picks. And without multiple picks in the first couple of rounds, the Dolphins don't have obvious ammunition to execute a trade up that high unless they want to go without picks in the second and third round or are willing to invest 2015 picks.

Lewan and Martin will be more attainable if Miami wants to grab either of them in a trade up. Why would the Dolphins have to consider a trade up to get one of those, you ask?

Well, apparently neither is certain to be there when the Dolphins pick.

As there are four first-round tackles, there are five teams already ahead of Miami that can use tackle upgrades. St. Louis, Atlanta, Detroit, the New York Giants and Baltimore may all be considering getting help at tackle before the Dolphins are scheduled to pick.

So if things go exactly wrong, with five teams picking before Miami vying for four sure-fire first-round tackles, the Dolphins are left ... well, needing another option.

Furthermore, Arizona (20th overall), Kansas City (23), and Carolina (28) have tackle needs to varying degrees and may consider jumping up ahead of Miami.

The point here is the idea of Zach Martin, who by all accounts is a clean pick and a value at No. 19, being available to Miami when the time comes is very nice and almost convenient. But it is hardly a certainty.

Last year, there was a run on tackles early in the draft and teams were willing to pick players they ended up using on the right side as rookies simply to solidify their lines for the present and the future.

Are teams this year suddenly going to decide the tackle spot is less important and let a solid one be available at No. 19?

Dolphins fans would love to believe so -- especially since Martin is seemingly perfectly suited for Miami's need at right tackle. But a sure thing? No.

General manager Dennis Hickey is going to need trade-up contingencies to be certain he gets Martin.


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Armando is the only one saing we should trade up for Martin.

He also sounds silly saying the dolphins dont have ammo too much up into top 10. Are your eye and ears closed? Hello Dion Jordan anyone?!!

TShmuck scores ZERO points in two CRITICAL December games as a Dolphin and there is NO QB Who ever accomplished that PATHETIC Feat other that Tshmuck....

Tannehill = Another Irescum bust



corners @ 4:54

You wouldn't happen to be MIT in disguise trying to steal my idea without giving me credit are you?


No way Pouncey reports under his current contract. Jax has 11 picks let's trade Pouncey to them.


5th rounders. In a deep draft like this no way Hickey gets burned.

The post at 2:25 was not made by the real Go gogo, I would be er disrespect my brother Dolphans

My fiigth is only against the lies and incompetence of this regime

Stop yelling at my husband.he can't handle the pressure,he never could.Now I have to go on the AM Radio disguising my voice as a jock strap to help my meal ticket along,i never worked a day in my plastic life, oh what will I do after the money runs out come October?

There is a heavy amount of chit talking in this blog

Hey, what happen to the 3rd person talking pin head rambling idiot?

The Buffalo Bills have another famous suitor fighting to buy the franchise.

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi reportedly will be the face of a Toronto-based group seeking to purchase the club, according to the Toronto Sun.

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"Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise," Bon Jovi publicist Ken Sunshine told the Sun in an email Thursday.

Unlike Donald Trump, who said last week he would work to keep the Bills in Buffalo if he bought the franchise, Bon Jovi's group would look to move the team to Toronto.

Due to a rock-solid lease agreement signed by late owner Ralph Wilson Jr., the earliest the Bills reportedly would be able to move is 2020.

This isn't the first time Bon Jovi has been linked to NFL ownership, including the Bills. Bon Jovi's publicist denied the singer-songwriter was trying to buy the team last November, when Wilson was still alive.

Wilson's family said in a statement following his death that a "process will be established" to sell the team.

According to the Sun, Bon Jovi likely lacks the cash to own the majority stake in an NFL franchise, but he could be the face of a deep-pocketed group.

"Me think coach spo no good"
- me Dashi

Ummmm, let's analyze this, in one hand we Have Dashi "me dashi pin head" saying coach Spo sucks as a coach and in the other Pat Riley, the most successful coach/GM in the history of the game plus philosopher, who firms believes in His hand picked coach, who's Already been to the finals 3 times, won 2 championships and constantly has taken the heat to the playoffs since his arrival even when his team was Wade and 4 Titos.

Ummm, decissions, decisions, I must admit is a close one, however me Go gogo go with Pat

Idiot!.. What a perfect representative of the Republic specie

This is the deepest draft for QB's since 1983.Don't blow it Hickey....

I am going to get me a gold digga tonight, yeah baby, is good to be rich, ain't it?

Dickey will blow it

Blame the Homers.

Guys COME ON ! ! It's been 41 YEARS.! Kiss the HEAT HEAT HEAT?.. oh AND The Marlins Twice. kiss kiss.

Blame the Homers.
Posted by: Told You | April 11, 2014 at 05:35 PM

Yes because they have any impact on how the team does business. Can you really be this dumb?

Yes because they have any impact on how the team does business. Can you really be this dumb?

Posted by: Darkoak

Play in traffic with your pathetic kind and watch how quick the Dolphins Franchise becomes Relevant again. YES,That Quick, Jagoff.

Die you bastards

Posted by: Perfect Example | April 11, 2014 at 05:44 PM

Get over yourself, you are irrelevant.

Die you bastards

Posted by: Marc from nj

They should have legal wagering on the draft the house would clean up as ALL OF THIS IS SPECULATION or at LEAST probably 70% of it.

I'm surprised there isn't already betting on the draft. They bet on everything.

Do you stand ? or do you sit? when you pee Darkoak?
the bolg wants to know.

Dickey's move so far

2 very obvious sigs in Grimes and Albert (raise your hand if you would not have done the same iwere you the GM), aside from that we got, the ascending player, the guy that made JJ Watts good, Mr. 76% burned and it only gets worse from here on

Actually imo his best move so far has been Moreno, not because he is a good Rb, he is average at best, but he is an excellent blocker who can help our pathetic line. To me that is thinking outside the box, that is what I am looking from my GM, but unfortunately that is just one good move, the rest is nothing but obvious signing and the usual ACORNS

Dickey will waste the next 5 years until the old fool realizes he got it wrong YET AGAIN

You Jocks are totally lost in space. Darkoak always sits
can't you tell he is a She? tee hee.

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | April 11, 2014 at 04:57 PM

Not the football Matt Moore ETF, the pitcher.

What's up with teddy bridgewater seems his stock is dropping quick he has bad accuracy problems in his workouts I never saw it in games

Should we take teddy at 19

I don't know too much about Bridgewater, could it be nerves?


Posted by: YES | April 11, 2014 at 06:08 PM


Posted by: YOUR EXISTENCE | Far too often PM


Since the Racist Reporter Omar Kelly has announced that he thinks Bridgewater is the best QB
Bridgewater's stock immediately dropped

The Braided Coconut Nomar Kelly is notoriously wrong on layers every year

Omar had a 3 year love affair with CB Sean Smith and every year stated Sean Smith had great hands and ball skills, was going to be elite, make the Pro Bowl

Each year
Same ridiculous "scouting report" from the Racist Reporter

and each yr Nomar could not have been more wrong

Omar Kelly's full time job is Hatin On White People!

Ok so,you don't like tannehill but you don't like teddy either who the hell do you like

Hey Home we're all here because we don't read Omar Kelly's stuff lol. Preaching to the converted regardless of if he's racist or not.


Posted by: Marc from nj | April 11, 2014 at 06:13 PM

A fair and balanced question Marc. I'm curious to hear that answer as well. It's easy to just crap on other people's opinions without offering an alternative any moron can do that.

I think ryan is a great up and comer at the qb position

Home's top 3 likes:

Peyton Manning,Brady & Luck

IT's THE QB Stupid eH?


Seeing as stupid Ape is talking QBs again check this out.


Even Mark Sanchez didn't CRY to NY AM Radio like Ryan Crybaby did on Thursday on 560 . LMAO !
Tbaby,why don't you go and sign with Philadelphia ? HAHAHAHAHAHAHH. They will tie you to the goal post wearing depends after a statement like that you FAIRY .

tannehill is doing just fine ,this will be a huge year for him

? jajajajajaj eH?

? jajajajajaj eH?
Posted by: Ape Tamer | April 11, 2014 at 06:28 PM

Having a seizure or trying to say something?

very true marc

Darkoak, and plans to head out with ETFPenus tonight?

Thill doing fine ? At what its not playing QB ?

Ape has it right, yet again you Homers lose sight of this !!!

Blog police, is this ok for you ?

tannehill is doing just fine ,this will be a huge year for him

Posted by: Marc from nj | April 11, 2014 at 06:28 PM

ZERO evidence to back this statement in any way. This is more a prayer folks as the Thills fans don't want to see a repeat of Thills complete collapse late last season. Its was like watching the second coming of John Beck.

yeah marco luckily people with jobs in nfl dont go off of 2 games.

Who really thinks Hickey is going to pick ol with his first pick as GM? Not me, That's what he wants others to think. The more teams that trade up for OL, the more chance he'll get who his eye is on.

As it is progressively being shown here regarding his picks and overall GM duties, Ireland sukkked worse than most of us imagined except for the few that called him out since the Dez incident.

Based on the above, the Miami Dolphins Players this year MUST be better than last years were.

man so many fools supported the idiot ireland for years, always tried hyping his drafts up day after

The rankings are all messed up now but, the week of the Draft they should reflect the true order of the Players rank. The way is going now Lewan and Bridge water might be there at #19. Would I select them then? No chance. Something wrong with them.

Home called out FIRELAND

said the 2012 draft was a"D" at best

and was right


some clueless out of touch out of towners were so happy w the Tannehill pick, they were actually crying w joy

too funny

u can't make this stuff up

Go Fish!

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