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Why the Dolphins Shouldn’t Trade up for Joe Burrow

The number one ranked quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft is Joe Burrow. He is going to go down as one of the greatest college quarterbacks in NFL history, but the Dolphins shouldn’t attempt to trade up to get him. 

Trading Away Too Much

The Bengals currently have the number one overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. They have their eyes set on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow is coming off of a historic college season, which ended with him throwing 60 touchdowns, six interceptions, and 5,671 passing yards. If the Dolphins wanted to trade up for the pick, they would have to give up at least two or three of there first-rounders. The Dolphins have many other needs other than quarterback. The Dolphins lack offensive tackles, and the 2020 NFL is a gold mine for offensive tackles. If they traded up for Burrow, most likely, they would not be able to draft a good offensive tackle and stick Joe Burrow in a situation to fail. Burrow is still a risk if they want to trade up because he only had one good season in college; he could be a bust in the NFL. 

Other Quarterback Options 

The Miami Dolphins have the fifth, 18th, and 26th in the 2020 NFL Draft. There are many other options at quarterback that could be almost as good as Burrow. Tua Tagovailoa has tremendous talent as a quarterback but has been fighting off significant injuries throughout his career. Tua is the most talented quarterback in the NFL Draft, but since he got injured, his draft stock dropped. Justin Herbert also could be a valuable option at the number five selection because he is the perfect frame and size to be a pro football player. The only major thing Herbert lacks is the confidence to be able to be a leader on the football field. One more option is Jalen Hurts. Hurts was replaced by Tua, so he transferred to Oklahoma for his senior season. He is projected to be a second or third-round selection in the draft. Hurts could be a steal for the Dolphins, and they would be able to pick offensive lineman with there early first-round picks. 

Jan 1, 2020; Pasadena, California, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert (10) passes against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second quarter during the 106th Rose Bowl game at Rose Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Dolphins shouldn’t trade for Burrow because they would be giving up too much for a quarterback that only had one good season. They should instead draft a quarterback with there fifth overall pick and bolster other significant positions on the team. Overall the Dolphins are in an excellent position to succeed, and they should attempt to make the best out of some of there picks and trade some late-round picks for better future picks. Burrow will not be the answer for the Dolphins because of his high-risk, high reward if they attempt to make a trade for him. 

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