The #Dolphins will make an attempt to trade with the #Bengals for the No. 1 overall pick, per @ArmandoSalguero. Miami owns 14 picks in this year's draft, including six picks in the top-70. They also have double 1s and double 2s in 2021.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 31, 2020
The fact that the Dolphins are loaded with high picks over the next two years conceivably increases the chances of a deal being struck with the Bengals.
In this year’s first round, the Dolphins are in possession of the fifth, 18th and 26th oveall picks. The latter two selections came in the trades of Minkah Fitzpatrick and Laremy Tunsil, respectively.
In all likelihood, moving up four spots will require the Dolphins to trade away at least two of those first-rounders and likely more.
The Dolphins would be looking for a potential franchise quarterback if a deal is made, with Louisiana State University signal-caller Joe Burrow the apparent odds-on favorite to be chosen.
One reason why the Bengals may reject any such offer from other teams is because they’re also looking to take a quarterback.
The only previous time the Dolphins had the top overall pick was in 2008, following a miserable 1-15 campaign the year before. They ended up choosing Jake Long, an offensive tackle out of the University of Michigan.