2021 NFL Draft Preview & Tracker: Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins ended the season owning the third overall pick in the 2021 draft, but after a trade with San Francisco, they don't pick until sixth overall.
Published: Apr. 27, 2021 at 4:47 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - At the conclusion of the 2020 NFL regular season, the Miami Dolphins held the third overall pick after a trade with the Houston Texans.

However, in late March, the Dolphins dealt that pick to the San Francisco 49ers, who most believe are expected to take one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.

But, Miami General Manager Chris Grier says don’t feel bad for the Dolphins: They got a haul in return. The Phins still have the sixth and 18th overall picks in this year’s draft, first-round selections in 2022 and 2023 plus a third-round pick in 2022.

When asked if there would be any regrets with the team’s trade, Grier’s short answer is, “No.”

“You make a move like we did and a move to get back up, we’re very comfortable where we are but we’ll always evaluate it and drafts change as you know, people fall for reasons unknown or people select players for their roster based on their needs so we’re comfortable where we are, we feel very good where we are and we won’t have any regrets,” he said.

Here’s the Dolphins’ 2021 draft:

  • First round: Jaylen Waddel (6), Jaelan Phillips (18)
  • Second round: Jevon Holland (36), Liam Eichenberg (41 - from NYG), 50
  • Third round: Hunter Long (81)
  • Seventh round: Larnel Coleman (231), Gerrid Doaks (244)

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