Well, you know there was no news made at Thursday's Dennis Hickey press conference when the topics of Zack Martin, Cyrus Kouandjio, or Teddy Bridgewater didn't come up but there were extended conversation and multiple questions asked about Leslie Nielsen playing Hickey in an imaginary draft day movie.
It all started when Hickey said he'd pick Nielsen to play him in that move.
"The serious Leslie Nielsen," Hickey said, "Not the Naked Gun guy."
Shirley, Hickey won this presser.
On a serious side Hickey says the Dolphins board in the early rounds is set up. there might be minor tweaks made there before Thursday's start of the first round. The team is still working on later rounds and priority free agents.
The Dolphins have been with the rehabilitation of their injured wide receivers, Hickey said, adding that he's been "pleased" with the manner Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson and Armon Binns have looked in the offseason conditioning program.
Hickey said he orobably prefers more picks to earlier picks. No idea if that's in this draft or as a philosophy, but to me that suggests he'd be wide open to a trade back.
And if you combine the fact the higher rated RTs -- Jake Matthews, Zack Martin -- will likely be gone by the time the Dolphins are on the clock at No. 19, I believe that suggests Hickey will try to trade back.
“We definitely explore all avenues that we feel like we can help the team," Hickey said. "We’re in contact with other GMs to see where they stand and what their ideas and thoughts are going into the draft. We’re exploring all avenues – trading up, trading down – and we’re prepared for that