Armed with three choices in the first round, the Miami Dolphins are making a run for the No. 1 roster in the NFL Draft 2020, the Miami Herald reports.
The dolphins are believed to be most interested in LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner who is widely regarded as the best prospect on the design position. But the Cincinnati Bengals, who have the best pick in the design, have been slapped by Burrow, who has Ohio roots and committed a foul not much different from second-year head coach Zac Taylor.
In addition to the 18th and 26th picks, Miami also has its own draft pick, # 5. The dolphins received the 18th overall pick in exchange with the Pittsburgh Steelers for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, and landed the number 26 of the Houston Texans for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.
The dolphins also have the 39th, 56th, and 70th picks to pack in a deal to go up.
With a pair of former No. 1 general picks available in free agency – 2011 top pick Cam Newton was released by the Carolina Panthers, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t sign 2015 top pick Jameis Winston again – the dolphins could choose to go a number of different directions as the Bengal set the price for the number 1 choice in the 2020 design too high.
Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen, acquired from the Arizona Cardinals in 2019, are under contract for 2020 in Miami.
– Media at field level