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Dolphins Add More Draft Picks Via Trade With Saints

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Miami picks up two fourth-rounders for the second third-rounder.


Acquiring draft picks is like piling up chips in a poker game and the Miami Dolphins are getting comfortable at the table.

Armed with two third-round selections tonight, the Dolphins traded away the second of those (82nd overall) to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for two of their fourth-rounders (106th and 109th overall). That gives General Manager Jeff Ireland three picks in that round tomorrow, to go along with three in the fifth round and two in the seventh round for a total of eight.

Miami began this draft with 11 picks before trading up yesterday with the Oakland Raiders to take defensive end/outside linebacker Dion Jordan with the third overall pick, giving up one of its two second-round picks. Tonight’s other trade with the Cleveland Browns that sent wide receiver Davone Bess to Cleveland was a swap of fourth-round picks (Miami’s 111th overall for the Browns’ 104th), and then one of Miami’s three seventh-round picks (217th overall) for Cleveland’s fifth-rounder (164th overall). So they’re back to 11 total picks.

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