We have no idea what the Miami Dolphins’ 2021 NFL Draft Board looks like this afternoon. But what we do know is that the consensus top tightener in this year’s draft is Florida’s Kyle Pitts, and the apparent consensus top recipient in this year’s draft is LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase. How good are both of their resumes? There’s a viable chance thanks to the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals that neither of those two players will last until the No. 6 overall pick – when the Miami Dolphins get on the clock.
That’s the bad news.
But the good news for the Dolphins is that a recent report by Sports Illustrated̵
“The first three elections are in favor. And that leaves the Falcons as a team to watch – one that will have to make a decision on their choice with some complicated quarterback economies (due to all of Matt Ryan’s restructuring) and a team in need of cheaper young talent, which surrounds its core, ”Breer wrote.
“My guess has been that the Falcons will stick to No. 4 and take a quarterback, because I do not think they will expect to pick the high level again, and this happens to be a really strong year in the position. But I know that they are open to the idea of dealing with the election and have had exploratory talks with other teams about an agreement that will make someone else go up to No. 4. “
Exploratory talks with other quarterback-hungry teams are certainly worth noting – though the Carolina Panthers’ decision to trade for QB Sam Darnold may have an impact on the pressing market for this year’s draft. And if that is the case, Miami can be squeezed and see the Falcons draft for TE Kyle Pitts on a “best player available” principle. But if there are enough teams willing to push against each other for quarterbacks and the Falcons get a deal sweet enough to force them to act and follow the calls they’ve already had, the Dolphins would definitely see one of TE1 & WR1 on the board for those at No. 6 overall.