The Miami Dolphins sit at a somewhat peculiar spot in the first round of the NFL draft. They have the 12th overall selection, but they could be considered at a bit of a crossroads when looking at players from that slot in terms of value, need and availability.
Currently, they are in desperate need of an offensive tackle. Yet they are too far back in the draft to get a shot at one of the top two tackles, but are too high for the second-tier guys.
Same thing with the cornerback position. Dee Milliner is the best prospect in the class, but will be off the board by the time the Dolphins get their pick. After him, there are a ton of guys who could be considered, but many will be available later on in the round and even a round later.
Other positions, like tight end or pass-rusher, could be enticing, but taking a tight end at 12 would be considered a reach by many, especially when they could last another 10 picks or so, and it's impossible to predict where the top pass-rushers will be taken this year.
The Dolphins also have a unique advantage in that they possess five of the first 82 picks, and they have 11 total picks in every round except for the sixth.
Basically, they have a lot of ammunition if they want to trade up in the draft, but could also benefit from trading down from the 12 slot.
It's very difficult to predict draft pick trades, but there are a number of moves that would seem to make sense, and I'm going to outline them here.