We interrupt the frenzy of NFL Free Agency ongoing this week for a few quick paragraphs on the Miami Dolphins, and their plans with the #11 pick upcoming in the NFL Draft.
In quick summation? They really want us to believe they are taking Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield.
Now, whether that’s actually what they will do in later April is the most important part.
But, for now, optics are optics, and the Fins are making it no secret that they are not only doing diligence on Mayfield, but want everyone, including teams that will pick in front of them, to believe he’s a top or the top priority.
The latest is a report last night in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel from Omar Kelly:
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) March 14, 2018
As Kelly details, this is the third time that Miami officials, which would include all or part of the group of coach Adam Gase, VP of Football Mike Tannenbaum, GM Chris Grier, etc., have sat down with the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner.
We’re not sure who exactly was in on this meeting. But Kelly says it was “a delegation of scouts, coaches and executives” who were at the dinner with Mayfield in Norman, Oklahoma last night before he works out for everyone at the Sooners facility Wednesday.
It is a top heavy draft for QB’s this year and Miami and the others below them are obviously doing diligence also on players like Wyoming’s Josh Allen, USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, and even the likes of Lamar Jackson, who’s from South Florida, from the Louisville Cardinals.
And look, the Dolphins are going to have representatives at other QB’s pro days, too. And they will likely meet with them either there or possibly bring them to the team facility for further meetings, etc.
Still, Mayfield is intriguing and it’s likely that Allen and Darnold will be gone to one of several teams who are in need of a QB and drafting in front of Miami. Plus, there is the variable of who trades up into the top 10 or top 5, too.
And would that scenario also include the Dolphins, to maybe to make sure they get their hands on Mayfield?
We don’t know.
We do know: they want you, us, everyone to think they might, right now, and right up until round one gets here in late April.
Wonder how Mayfield ordered his steak cooked?
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