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Notes: Dolphins may not want Tagovailoa, but still eyeing trade up with Lions?

These rumors are getting out of control.

NFL: APR 26 2018 NFL Draft Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Earlier on Tuesday, I wrote that NFL Draft rumors surrounding the Miami Dolphins and their No. 5 pick overall have been all over the place and have done a good job masking their true intentions.

Turns out, I didn’t know the half of it.

On Tuesday alone, two new pieces of information dropped regarding that pick, and if either are true, it would have huge implications on the Detroit Lions and their third overall pick.

The first comes from MMQB’s Albert Breer who wrote on Tuesday that he “can’t find anyone who thinks Miami is taking” Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Earlier this offseason, it seemed like the Dolphins were extremely interested in Tagovailoa, but it’s quite possible that the mystery surrounding his injury is just too big of a risk for the Dolphins.

If that’s the case, Miami seems like a lesser candidate to trade down with—unless they are infatuated by Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert and want to lock him up before the Chargers get a chance at him with the sixth pick.

But WAIT, there’s another potential outcome that I haven’t seen speculated anywhere else until Tuesday.

Julie Donaldson of NBC Sports in Washington D.C. is reporting that Miami is looking to trade up with the Lions for... get this... an offensive tackle:

On one hand, this makes some sense. Many believe the New York Giants will select an offensive tackle with the fourth overall pick. But for the Dolphins to make that play, they’d have to really value Andrew Thomas—or whichever offensive tackle they prefer—over the other ones who will undoubtedly be available if they stayed put.

As for their quest for another quarterback, Miami does have two other first-round picks if they don’t select one fifth overall.

As always, when a rumor emerges this late in draft season, you have to meet it with a healthy amount of skepticism, but always expect the unexpected on draft day.

  • This was reported over a month ago, but the Lions made it official on Tuesday, re-signing exclusive rights free agents Dee Virgin and Mike Ford.

  • When you’re the Lions, you take accomplishments wherever you can get them.

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