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We have our first wild NFL Draft trade rumor.
The Miami Dolphins, who own the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, reportedly have been mulling a trade up to No. 2 to take Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, though, they plan on making a run at the No. 1 overall pick and LSU's Joe Burrow.
Source has told the Herald the Dolphins will make an attempt to trade to No. 1 in the draft. Recent history says don’t do it!https://t.co/qLPlPx1imR— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) March 31, 2020
That'd be quite the shakeup, as the Cincinnati Bengals have been considered a virtual lock for Burrow.
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Cincinnati likely would command a hefty price tag for the No. 1 pick, but the Dolphins have the resources, with a league-high 14 selections in 2020 that includes three first-rounders.
They're just rumors at the moment, but if Miami pulls the trigger and moves up for Burrow, it would have a huge trickle-down effect that could impact the New England Patriots.
While the Patriots seem content with Jarrett Stidham as their starting quarterback, they still may target a signal-caller in the 2020 draft to compete with Stidham.
Our Phil Perry floated the idea in November of Tagovailoa being an intriguing option for the Patriots, and if the Dolphins are out on the talented QB, perhaps Bill Belichick would consider trading up from No. 23 to grab him.
That scenario admittedly seems unlikely, but the Dolphins drafting Burrow still could shake up the QB draft order. Would the QB-needy Bengals select Tagovailoa instead, or pursue another top arm like Justin Herbert or Jordan Love -- the latter of which might be on the Patriots' radar?
It will be fascinating to see how this all plays out. And the Patriots -- who play Miami twice in the AFC East and may get some competition from Brian Flores' club with Tom Brady out of the picture -- will be watching intently.