Buzz - deleted

Dolphins Could Have Clear Target With No. 6 Pick

David Kaestle
The Miami Dolphins could know exactly who they want with the No. 6 pick.
The Miami Dolphins could know exactly who they want with the No. 6 pick. / Mark Brown/Getty Images
facebooktwitterreddit

When the Miami Dolphins made blockbuster deals last week to first trade back to No. 12 in the NFL Draft and then move right back up in a separate trade with the Philadelphia Eagles to No. 6 just minutes later, people wondered what player they would be targeting.

It seems we could have a good idea of who that player is now. After an impressive pro day, ProFootballFocus suggests that Florida's Kyle Pitts could be their guy.

With the first three picks all but locks to be used on quarterbacks, some could argue the draft starts at 4 when it comes to prospects at other positions, and most consider Pitts to be the top guy that fits that distinction.

Adding Pitts would provide second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with another weapon and safety blanket after he got through his rookie year without much of either.

The Falcons at No. 4 could go quarterback, or they could go with LT and snag Oregon's Penei Sewell if the team believes Matt Ryan and Julio Jones still have some productive years together. At No. 5, the Bengals are reportedly targeting either Sewell or LSU's Ja'Marr Chase, considered to be the draft's top wideout.

This would allow Pitts to fall right into the Dolphins lap at No. 6. While Miami already has a talented tight end in Mike Gesicki, Pitts' versatility is one of his main selling points. Able to line up virtually anywhere on the field, the Dolphins could get creative in both their offensive sets and play calling with both tight ends on the field.

Offensive line remains a need for Miami as well, but with a deep O-line class in this year's draft and two first-round picks to their name, the Dolphins could address that later in the draft. A player like Pitts surely wont be available by then.

After all, there's a chance he might not be available at No. 6. But he clearly seems like Plan A for Miami.


Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!


David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

facebooktwitterreddit