Another day and another update on the Dolphins either being very interested in drafting a quarterback upcoming in the NFL Draft or at least continuing the possible facade that they will.
With the draft now 15 days away, Miami is ramping up it’s “facility visits with prospective college quarterbacks. After already reportedly bringing in Washington State’s Luke Falk this week (who projects as at least a second round and beyond selection) for further evaluation, there is an update on what the Fins have planned Thursday and Friday.
SI.com’s Albert Breer had the info first:
Per source, Wyoming QB Josh Allen will fly to Miami tomorrow after meeting with the Browns for a Top 30 visit with the Dolphins that'll go into Friday. Miami has Baker Mayfield in for his visit tomorrow, as well.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 11, 2018
So, not only are the Dolphins talking with the Heisman Winner from 2017, Mayfield, for what seems like the 14th time already, but now, even more intrigue builds, as they are using one of their 30 “facility visits” on the Wyoming star, Josh Allen.
With the Browns, Giants and Jets holding the first three picks, it’s very likely that a quarterback will be taken with two, if not all three of those picks.
Then, again, you never know.
Still, conventional wisdom, mock drafts and national reporting says that USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen will likely go with those picks and top five at the latest.
Will Allen, who is tremendous size and tools, make it out of the top five? Obviously, the Dolphins feel that he might or they are thinking of trading up from their current 11th spot to try to grab him. Miami was already around Allen to talk with him at the Senior Bowl (above) and the scouting combine.
Of course, as we have written, the Dolphins have been giving off mixed signals, on purpose or not, throughout this process. This would include signing veteran backup and part time starter Brock Osweiler last month. So, with Ryan Tannehill returning from injury to be the training camp starter, it’s crowded and complicated in the quarterback room already.
As for Mayfield, he’s definitely a player that could be taken in the top five and someone (including the Dolphins) could try to trade up for, too.
And coach Adam Gase and staff will get yet another chance to look and talk to them.
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