POSTED 10:23 a.m. EDT; UPDATED 10:38 a.m. EDT, March 15, 2007
FINS FIXIN' TO MOVE UP?
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins might be bringing in quarterbacks JaMarcus Russell and Brady Quinn
for pre-draft visits.
Though there's a chance (albeit slim) that Quinn will still be on the board when the Fins use the No. 9 overall pick, it's unlikely that Russell will fall that far.
Thus, Salguero suggests (and we agree) that Miami could be plotting a move up in round one.
There are rumors of talks between the Lions and other teams about the No. 2 overall pick, which Detroit currently owns.
Indeed, we've caught wind of a trade that almost went down on Wednesday, which would have dropped Detroit deep into round one.
Under the trade value chart
, the Fins would have to come up with 1,250 points in order to bridge the gap from No. 9 (which is worth 1,350 points) to No. 2 (which is worth 2,600 points).
Alternatively, they'd be required to pony up an acceptable pack of players, possibly including quarterback Daunte Culpepper.
If healthy, Culpepper could be an intriguing fit in the Mike Martz offense.
Some of Culpepper's best throws have come when he acts decisively in response to his first read.
If Martz could get him to make quick decisions in a fast-paced offense, Culpepper might perform far better than when he stands in the pocket like a moose in the headlights.