THE DAILY TAKE

The Daily Take will be posted every weekday at 3 p.m. and will offer our opinion on a pertinent topic involving the Dolphins. Today we discuss the possibility of trading up in the draft.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus is a regular contributor on a local television Sunday night sports show, as he offers "Drew's Views."

This week, Rosenhaus suggested the Dolphins might consider packaging a couple of draft picks to move into the first round.

The idea is to be able to land an offensive tackle, with the candidates including Iowa's Eric Steinbach, Stanford's Kwame Harris and Hawaii's Wayne Hunter. Rosenhaus even suggested Florida wide receiver Taylor Jacobs as a possibility in the first round.

The thought has some merit, although we must say Jacobs doesn't strike us as a good enough prospect to give up multiple draft picks for. Unless you're going to get Andre Johnson or Charles Rogers, the Dolphins shouldn't trade up for a wideout because it's not a great year for the position in the draft.

As for the offensive tackles, the idea is intriguing but it must be pointed out that asking a rookie to come in and play left tackle is somewhat scary and you wonder if the Dolphins wouldn't prefer having Mark Dixon there if they can't get a veteran in free agency.

The other factor is the exact price that would be involved. To move, say, into the middle of the first round probably would cost something like the Dolphins' second-rounder and maybe their third-rounder as well.

You make that kind of move, you'd better hit with your draft pick.

The Dolphins have shown a willingness to move up in the draft under the Dave Wannstedt/Rick Spielman regime, so it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility that they will move into the first round.

But somehow we get the feeling the Dolphins will prefer keeping as many of their draft picks as possible.


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