NFL Draft 2011: Miami Dolphins May Not Be So Quick To Trade-Down

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NFL Draft 2011: Miami Dolphins May Not Be So Quick To Trade-Down
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The Dolphins were able to trade-back last year and select Jared Odrik

ESPN's Adam Schefter has released his top five teams looking to trade down in the first round.

The teams are the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins, the Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks.

No mention of the Miami Dolphins in that list.

Now I am not one of the people that live and die by what ESPN says. There is good reason to believe that Schefter could be completely wrong.

However, he does have some inside knowledge and a fair amount of credibility.

For months, all Dolphins fans have been saying is to trade down. Well if it was that obvious, wouldn't the Dolphins be on Schefter's list?

Jeff Ireland has come out said that the Dolphins would love to get a second-round pick back. However, the ability to find a trade partner may prove to be difficult.

Schefter's reasoning behind his list is that those teams want to trade down and could get high value in return.

This indicates that the Dolphins may have a difficult time getting that second-round pick back. To only get a third-round pick in a trade-down situation would in no way be worth it for the Dolphins.

Plain and simple, other NFL teams see no value in the No. 15 pick. Teams want a shot at Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, A.J. Green or Julio Jones if they are going to trade up. Otherwise, teams want to trade up into the back end of the first round and land guys like Mikel Leshoure, Christian Ponder, Andy Dalton, etc.

Whether the Dolphins like it or not, they may have to just pick at No. 15. I hope another team gets desperate and is willing to give the Dolphins their second-round pick back. However, the chances of that happening don't look good at the moment.

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