Tampa Bay indeed traded the 52nd pick, but the Bucs sent it to Jacksonville, which selected Auburn defensive end Quentin Groves, a player the Dolphins were said to be coveting.
"We didn't get any calls (regarding Taylor)," Ireland said after the end of the second round. "I was aware of it after the fact. Obviously, it's strictly a rumor."
What wasn't a rumor was the trade of Lorenzo Booker to the Eagles for a fourth-round pick, the 115th overall.
Ireland said the decision to deal Booker was pretty simple.
"I don't think he really fit our system," Ireland said. "He's a great kid and a playmaker, but at the end of the day he really didn't fit the system we're putting into place."
The issue with Booker is the fact he was the third running back behind Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams and he doesn't play special teams.