Report: Dolphins “Covet” LSU QB Joe Burrow

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Dolphins “covet” LSU QB Joe Burrow, who is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick this April.

Florio mentions that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is the one who wants to draft Burrow while it remains to be seen whether HC Brian Flores and/or GM Chris Grier agree.

The Bengals hold the No. 1 pick and have said that they haven’t made any decisions about what they’ll do to open the draft.

In fact, Bengals executive Duke Tobin tells Ian Rapoport that they will at least consider trade offers for the top pick and expect to get “significant interest” for the top spot.

However, Rapoport says it would be a “major surprise” if the Bengals didn’t draft Burrow No. 1 overall.

It’s mentioning that the Dolphins do have the kind of draft capital needed to trade up to No. 1 from No. 5. However, it will clearly be a costly move up the board.

Miami has been linked to Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa for over a year now and there’s at least a chance he could be available to them at No. 5 overall. Otherwise, a trade with the Lions at No. 3 could be worth watching if they aren’t concerned about his recovery from the hip injury he suffered last year. 

We’ll have more regarding the Dolphins as the news is available.

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