The Miami Dolphins are in a similar situation to the Bengals entering the 2019 season, on the brink of a rebuild. However, it seems like the Dolphins have embraced their deconstruction more gracefully than the Bengals as they have shipped out players over the age of 30, including Robert Quinn, in order to gain draft assets and clear cap space.
If they believe that the quarterback of their future is in the 2019 draft class, however, the Dolphins have the assets to move up and get him. While it is a foregone conclusion that Kyler Murray will be going number one overall, they could have their eye on either Haskins or Missouri quarterback Drew Lock even after signing former Buccaneer Ryan Fitzpatrick.
We did a mock draft a few weeks ago, simulating a trade back with the Dolphins that saw the Buccaneers net a 2020 first round pick as well as the Dolphins’ 2019 third, fifth, and seventh round picks. While this may not be an accurate estimation, expect the haul to be somewhere in that range.
At the 13th pick, at least one of the elite defensive talents will be available for the taking of the Buccaneers, as they would still stay in the top half of a quarterback heavy draft. Cincinnati, Denver, or Miami would be the sweet spot of gathering assets and still landing an elite prospect.