Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nevada Wolfpack offensive lineman Joel Bitonio speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Miami Dolphins looking to trade down


The Miami Dolphins hold the 19th overall pick in Thursday’s first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Although they have plenty of holes to fill and that selection could go a long way towards helping them, they would prefer to trade down, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.


There have been other reports the Dolphins would like to move out of that pick and acquire more assets.

In fact, just last week, Tony Pauline of Draft Insider, reported the Dolphins were interested in fomrer Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin, but may instead move down and settle on former Nevada Wolfpack offensive lineman Joel Bitonio.

It seems Zack Martin is the object of their desire but the team does not expect the Notre Dame product to be available when they are called to the clock in round one. Who then? Sources seem to think Hickey will attempt to trade down if the opportunity arises. If they are able to trade down Joel Bitonio, a name that keeps popping up in the late first/early second round area, is a player they like. The Dolphins did hold a private workout with Bitonio.

If a quarterback does fall, 19 could be a good spot to come up for one.

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