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Dolphins Considering Trading Up For OT Lane Johnson?

Agent Drew Rosenhaus is “hearing from everyone” that the Miami Dolphins are targeting an offensive tackle in the first-round, per Ben Volin.

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald mentions that the Dolphins “really like” OL Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher, but they do “have questions” about OL Lane Johnson.
  • Tony Pauline reports that Alabama OT D.J. Fluker is a “real possibility” for the Dolphins at No. 12 overall.

Since losing Jake Long to the Rams, the Dolphins have been linked to every available free agent offensive tackle, but they haven’t shown serious interest in guys like Eric Winston, Andre Smith or Bryant McKinnie.

As far as the draft is concerned, the Dolphins will have a tough time landing any of the top-three offensive tackles. Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher could be taken within the first five picks and Lane Johnson would have to get by the Cardinals at No. 7 and the Chargers at No. 11 in order for them take him.

Miami has an additional second and third-round pick to work with, so there’s a very real chance they could trade up and secure one of the top tackles. Fluker is reportedly rising up draft boards in the weeks leading up to the draft, so there’s at least a chance he could get some consideration as high as No. 12 overall.