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DeVante Parker may only be a dream for Dolphins

Projections, rumors, speculation, smokescreens, and yes, lies.

That's the NFL's draft season.

And so take this for what you deem it worth (no jokes, funny boys):

In talking to multiple NFL personnel department sources, the buttlescut I keep hearing is that Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker is clearly a top 10 talent in this draft.

And Parker will not be on the board when the Miami Dolphins pick at No. 14 in the first round.

I hear that St. Louis, drafting No. 10 and needing to add talent because, well, Kenny Britt ain't it, is a strong possibility. I hear Minnesota, whose quarterback is a former Parker teammate at Louisville where the two players had great chemistry, is also a strong possibility.

This, mind you, after Alabama's Amari Cooper and West Virginia's Kevin White are receivers picked ahead of Cooper in the first round.

So where would that leave the receiver-needy Dolphins?

Perhaps Breshard Perriman from UCF or Sammie Coates from Auburn become more serious options.

Or ...

Take a cornerback in the first round -- such as Trae Waynes if he's available -- and then a receiver in the second round is the way to go.

Or ...

Trade down for a lower-graded talent (Coates, Ohio State's Devin Smith) and an extra pick is an option.

Or ...

Trade up to be in position to grab Parker is the way to go. This, by the way, is hard to do for a team that already yielded its third-round to New Orleans for Kenny Stills.

Or ...

Go away from the obvious needs at wide receiver and cornerback and address the guard position because Dallas Thomas really shouldn't be penciled in as anyone's starter or BAP (best available player, such as running back Todd Gurley).

The possibilities are all over the board.

And the Dolphins will have to consider all of them if, indeed, Parker is gone by the time No. 14 overall rolls around in the NFL draft.