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


Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recognizes West, Texas and Boston Marathon victims and first responders during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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?