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2013 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins Trade Up To Select Dion Jordan

The Miami Dolphins traded up in the 2013 NFL Draft to select DE Dion Jordan.

So what does that mean for the Branden Albert trade?

It is hard to tell.

The Dolphins gave up their early second-round pick in order to move up and snag Jordan. That was the pick the Chiefs reportedly wanted for Albert.

When Miami moved up, everyone inside Radio City Music Hall thought that Dolphins were definitely trading up to grab Oklahoma LT Lane Johnson. At that point, Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel were off the board and so Johnson was the best tackle left.

But instead, the Dolphins surprised everyone and took Jordan. Then, with the next pick, the Philadelphia Eagles took Johnson, meaning three tackles went in the first four picks.

If I had to guess, I would say this almost guarantees the Branden Albert trade will go down. The Dolphins had the chance to take a tackle and didn’t and that must mean they have a plan to fill the position. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Miami has dealt the Chiefs their extra second-roudn pick or their third, for Albert before the draft starts tomorrow.

What do you think?

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  • David Welliver

    I agree, as of pick 19 there have been 7 Tackles taken. Miami needs a replacement for Long and Albert is now the best option and at a fairly cheap pricetag for a late 2nd round pick. Question is, do the Chiefs think so?

  • MoneyMontez

    I say the Chiefs have leverage at this point—they should go after that 2nd rounder AND their 3rd rounder! If not—KEEP BRANDON ALBERT and we are 100% ready to go via our offensive line! Don’t settle for less!

    • sean summers

      True that!

  • sean summers

    Brandon Albert better not be traded for a 3rd rounder. Maybe for a 2nd this year and a 3rd next year. We have the leverage. If we keep Albert and sign him to a long-term deal for 7-8 mill and then play him on the right or left side we have the best line in football. Or just keep him for this year. Dolphins screwed themselves as far as I am concerned. Also dallas needs an o-lineman also. So maybe we should be talking to Jerry.

    • Darkwolf1414

      One of the theories was that the Chiefs wanted the Dolphins’ first 2nd rounder and that was the sticking point. I agree with Sean along the lines that we should tell the Dolphins that they screwed themselves. I differ in that I believe we should keep Albert and have a really good line at least for this year.

  • David Fritch

    I now would like to Keep Albert and have the best O-Line in the business. I would probably play Fisher at RT till he has adjusted to NFL speed, then switch.

  • Brody Hall

    For working with oakland it better be 2nd and third or they get nothing… Screw miami. Ur season is already over because u have no protection for ur QB… Good job dolphins.

  • Justin R Groth

    I don’t know the way Reid was talking about fisher i could see them holding onto albert and having the young blood on the right side this year.

  • Samiralim

    I like this move!! Go dolphins and love the uniforms

  • Bigtexjayhawk

    It is going to be the 54 and their 5th rounder this year. These guys will find talent later on. What if we trade Albert for DJ2??? Could that happen??