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On Wednesday, the Dolphins were trying to sign Branden Albert.
On Thursday morning, they were still trying to work out a trade. On Thursday night, they didn't want to sign him.
On Friday morning, they would resume trade talks.
On Friday night, the Dolphins had used their second-round pick on a CB and had used a third-round pick to draft an offensive lineman. That finally put an end to the Albert trade talk.
Miami came into this draft with a big hole at offensive tackle. When they traded up in the first round, many believed they would select one, but they didn't. They waited until the third round to draft an offensive lineman, which may suggest the Dolphins feel pretty comfortable with Jonathan Martin playing left tackle and may now be in the market (again) to sign either Tyson Clabo or Eric Winston.
The Dolphins selected Dallas Thomas with their first pick of the third round to help them on the offensive line.
Thomas can play either guard or tackle, but Joe Philbin has said he will likely want Thomas to play on the left side. He played left tackle his sophomore and junior seasons at Tennessee, but moved over to left guard his senior season.
If Thomas plays on the left side, Miami may move Richie Incognito to right guard and John Jerry to right tackle. Philbin may think about playing Thomas at left tackle, but at this point, I would feel more comfortable having Martin protect Ryan Tannehill's blindside.
At this point, Thomas can come in and earn a starting job right away.
He played at a high level against SEC competition and can take over either guard spot or even at right tackle. If he has a good training camp, it wouldn't surprise me to see him starting in Miami's first regular season game.
If Miami does sign Clabo or Winston, I would think Jerry's days in Miami are numbered.