The New York Giants make a move to gain draft capital in the 2020 NFL Draft with the Miami Dolphins.
NFL analyst Ian Rapoport stated on Wednesday afternoon that the Miami Dolphins have begun gauging the cost of moving up in the draft, which could offer the Giants an opportunity to gain capital while still landing defensive playmaker, Isaiah Simmons.
Sources: The #Dolphins have called the teams in front of them for a possible trade up from No. 5 and are gauging the price to come up to No. 3 to potentially take an offensive tackle. We could see a run on tackles in the Top 10 like never before.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2020
With Big Blue giving away the 68th overall pick to the Jets in return for Leonard Williams mid-season in 2019, GM Dave Gettleman can gain back some of that lost capital by moving back with a QB-needy team like the Dolphins, who supposedly are intrigued by the offensive tackles available.
It’s possible the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins could also be in play to move back and ensure Miami gets their player of choice, but it ultimately comes down to who’s willing to accept the least in terms of assets. The Giants, who are only one slot ahead of the Dolphins, know how much they want a quarterback/tackle, especially after the recent news that they’re weighing their options.
It’s unlikely Big Blue can gain a high second-rounder in the draft, but they could package the 4th overall pick and the 99th overall selection to move back and acquire Miami’s second-rounder since they already have two first-round picks this year.