The NFL Draft was shaken up in an enormous method on Friday when not one, however two trades occurred between three groups that have been set to choose within the top-15. The primary commerce concerned the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins. The 49ers have moved moved as much as the No. 3 choose, earlier held by Miami, and in return the Dolphins obtained No. 12, 2022 and 2023 first spherical picks, and a 2022 third spherical choose.
Nonetheless, Miami wasn’t performed there. As a substitute of resting on their laurels, they moved again into the top-10 in one other commerce with the Philadelphia Eagles. They received Philly’s No. 6 choose and gave Philly No. 12, a 2021 fourth rounder, and Miami’s 2022 first rounder. So, in any case that, Miami primarily gained a primary and a 3rd spherical choose to maneuver down three spots.
Not solely is that an excellent haul, however Miami truthfully ought to have the ability to get virtually anybody they might have needed, anyway. Jacksonville, New York, and San Francisco will all greater than doubtless be taking quarterbacks, and it wouldn’t be stunning if Atlanta jumped in on a QB prospect too. This has main implications for the QBs at present on these groups, too. It could’ve been fairly stunning if Miami took a QB, nevertheless it formally looks like they’re snug with letting Tua run the present. Whereas Philly reportedly tried to maneuver as much as No. 3 as properly to choose Zach Wilson, Jalen Hurts must be set to enter the 2021 season underneath heart as properly.
The identical can’t be mentioned about San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo. As a lot because the franchise desires to say Jimmy is the man, the tea leaves say one thing fully totally different. His time is proscribed on the very least. This transfer must also take them out of the Deshaun Watson sweepstakes (if that even exists anymore given the allegations in opposition to him). With their hat falling out of the ring, the 2 that legitimately stay are Denver and Carolina.
Lastly, this information ought to have the groups choosing within the mid-to-late first spherical salivating. There was already a large emphasis on QBs early within the spherical, and it simply received even better. This may enable extra of the highest ability gamers to fall even additional down the board for groups like Dallas, Minnesota, and New England.
Greatest Winner: Tua Tagovailoa
Greatest Loser: Philadelphia Eagles