Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a Miami Dolphins helmet during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Dolphins 19-0. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: Miami Dolphins may trade up, could possibly trade down

Last year the Miami Dolphins traded up nine whole spots from No. 12 overall to No. 3 overall and selected pass rusher Dion Jordan. The team never really used Jordan with much effectiveness in 2013, but they have a dangerous pass rusher learning the ropes and they may end up moving up in the draft yet again this year.

Pick at No. 19 overall is a hit and miss slot, as James Walker form ESPN points out, and that may prompt the Dolphins to move up again to select a better prospect. But for fans hoping the Dolphins move out of the No. 19 overall spot, Walker states the pressure that was on Jeff Ireland last year doesn’t appear to be on new GM Dennis Hickey.

That same level of pressure is not on Miami rookie general manager Dennis Hickey this offseason. But he surely will keep his options open. The Dolphins have a variety of needs to address, including guard, offensive tackle and safety. It’s more likely that Miami will keep its pick this year.

There’s a chance the Dolphins move up, as there’s always a chance of a team like the Dolphins moving up. But it seems more likely for them to move down if they do any moving at all.

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