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Dolphins have reportedly called Bengals numerous times about No. 1 pick

Joe Burrow

The Miami Dolphins are widely expected to take a quarterback with their first pick in Thursday night’s NFL Draft, but it seems like the player they covet the most is one that has essentially already been taken off the board.

The Dolphins have called the Cincinnati Bengals multiple times in recent weeks to see if the No. 1 overall pick is available for trade, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. They have been stonewalled every time.

The Dolphins have three picks in the first round — No. 5, No. 18 and No. 26. That should, in theory, put them in a strong position to be able to move up the board, but all indications have been that the Bengals have settled on Joe Burrow with the top pick and have zero intention of entertaining offers for him. Some wondered if Miami would overwhelm the Bengals with an offer prior to the start of the draft, but the chances of that happening are slim to none.

With Burrow off the table, the Dolphins reportedly have a deal in place with another team to move up two spots. The big question is which player they are planning to draft at No. 3.


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