Re: Dolphins exploring trading down
According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have "spent more time" with OT Menelik Watson than any other tackle in the draft.
The Manchester, England native had never played football before August 2011, but is a former basketball player with considerable athletic upside to go along with his 6-foot-5, 310-pound frame. Watson would be a nice fallback option for the Dolphins if they whiff on Oklahoma's Lane Johnson and fail to acquire Branden Albert, but will likely be off the board before their first second-round pick at No. 42. If the 'Fins are dead-set on the former Seminole, they could package their No. 42 and 54 selections to move back into the latter third of the first round.