Miami Dolphins Rumors: Trade Up With Oakland Raiders Option For Todd Gurley, Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker Draft Pick?

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Apr 29, 2015 10:21 AM EDT
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Wide receiver Kevin White of West Virginia
Wide receiver Kevin White of West Virginia in action ahead of Amari Cooper and DeVante Parker during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana."

The Miami Dolphins are coming into the NFL draft with a number of targets and if they trade up with the Oakland Raiders or Washington Redskins, the team could consider taking Todd Gurley, Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker or Leonard Williams in the top five and this comes as the team is also working on a contract extension with Ryan Tannehill.

The Dolphins have the number 14 pick in the first round, but they could look at moving up in the first round into the top five. According to CBS Sports, the Dolphins have been calling around to teams to see what it will take to trade up this year. The team has six draft picks and while that isn't a lot to work with, the Dolphins may want to maximize what they get out of things, going for quality over quantity.

James Walker at ESPN.com writes that the team could target Kevin White or Amari Cooper if they move up to the top five, as they have a need at wide receiver this offseason. The team released Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson this year and also moved Mike Wallace in a trade and they could use some more depth. The team traded for Kenny Stills and also added Greg Jennings, but Walker writes that the team could look at adding another weapon for Tannehill, who also has Jarvis Landry coming back after a strong rookie season.

The team is also interested in Todd Gurley, who has been quickly moving up draft boards as the event gets closer. Gurley comes in after dealing with an ACL injury and that could push him down a bit, but he has checked out well in medical exams leading up to the draft. According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins "covet" Gurley and could look at moving up to take him in the draft. The team was not consistent rushing the ball last season and Gurley could be a nice addition to Lamar Miller in the backfield.

The team should be cautious, as they just had Dion Jordan suspended for the 2015 season and he came to the team in a similar way. The Dolphins traded their first and second round picks to the Raiders to move up for Jordan a few years ago, taking him at number three overall. Jordan has been a major disappointment in Miami and reports had him on the trade block before the news came out about his suspension. Jordan is a defensive player, so it could be a bit different, but the warning signs are there for trading up.

Cooper had a monster season at Alabama, but he is being targeted by the Jaguars and could be gone in the top three picks. DeVante Parker is another option if the team sits tight, while White is expected to be taken in the top 10, with the Chicago Bears an option. Tannehill is coming into his fourth season and the Miami Herald reports that the team is working on a contract extension. The initial numbers could be in line with other QBs in the league with a deal for seven years and over $100 million, according to the report. 

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