This is a rumor I've mostly seen on Twitter, but it's also brought up constantly by Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel.
Kelly answered a question pertaining to quarterbacks in his "Ask Omar" piece, stating that he "was told last week it is a strong possibility one of the draft's first-round quarterbacks will be there when Miami's on the clock on May 8th."
Kelly would go on to mention Teddy Bridgewater as being the quarterback likely to be available. Right now I can assure you that that's fiction.
As Kelly points out, five teams who draft ahead of Miami (Houston, Jacksonville, Oakland, Cleveland and Minnesota) can cite quarterback as a need. Based off of that, you'd think every possible quarterback that can be drafted in Round 1 will be gone before we get to the Dolphins' draft pick.
However, it's feasible that some of these teams could look for talent elsewhere in the first round. My honest opinion is that Buffalo's linebacker Khalil Mack, South Carolina's defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Clemson's wide receiver Sammy Watkins are the three best players in the draft, and I wouldn't be surprised if those were the top three picks. That would knock off Houston and Jacksonville in terms of teams that need a quarterback, and each of those two teams would improve greatly with one of those three players.
That would leave Cleveland, Oakland and Minnesota as the teams likely to pick quarterbacks, and Cleveland might choose to wait until the 26th pick to draft a quarterback, especially if Mack, Clowney or Watkins are available at four (my hunch is one of them will be).
Not only does this show why I believe one of the first-round quarterbacks will be available when Miami picks (placing it as a fact), but it also sets up a scenario that helps the Dolphins.
Some fans might be enamored with picking a new quarterback when one is available in Round 1, but I'm not. I am in favor of feigning a pick at quarterback if one is available so long as it leads to my main goal of trading down to acquire more draft picks.
The Browns would be the team to do it with since it would likely require them giving up their 26th draft pick (formerly held by the Indianapolis Colts), along with either a second- or third-round pick.
I wrote about the possibility in this piece on Cover 32 and feel just as strongly about it now as I did then.
So yes, chalk this one up to fact, a fact that the Dolphins should use to their advantage.