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  1. We heard earlier this week that the Dolphins had spent more time researching Josh Rosen than any other team in the NFL. So this morning’s news shouldn’t be all that surprising; NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the Dolphins and Cardinals continue to discuss a trade for the quarterback. The reporter cautions that nothing is imminent, noting that Arizona isn’t looking to give away last year’s 10th-overall pick. Rosen is on the block after the Cardinals used last night’s first-overall pick on quarterback Kyler Murray. After moving on from Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins inked veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick to be their QB in March. Of course, the veteran isn’t a long-term solution at the position, so it’s only natural that Miami would be intrigued by Rosen. Of course, that doesn’t mean that a trade is a foregone conclusion. The Dolphins could eye a signal-caller during today’s portion of the draft, with Missouri’s Drew Lock being among the best players remaining. They could alternatively hold out and hope
  2. Christian Wilkins almost landed his first fine from the NFL with the way he celebrated being picked in the NFL Draft on Thursday. Wilkins was taken No. 13 overall by the Miami Dolphins. He was pretty pumped about being picked, because he came out looking for a jumping celebration with commissioner Roger Goodell. When Goodell didn’t meet him in the air, the former Clemson defensive lineman had to brace for a safe landing. That almost got real ugly, real quickly for Goodell. As it was, he had to take one heck of a hug from Wilkins. If Goodell wakes up with some bruises on Friday, we’ll know where they came from.
  3. Three teams have shown legitimate interest in trading for quarterback Josh Rosen, according to one reporter. During ESPN’s coverage of the NFL draft on Thursday night, Adam Schefter reported that the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers have had conversations with the Arizona Cardinals about a trade for Rosen. Rosen is expendable for the Cardinals now that they have drafted a new rookie quarterback No. 1 overall in Kyler Murray. The Giants have been known as a potential trade partner for the Cardinals regarding Rosen, as have the Chargers. The Dolphins seem to be a newer team in the mix. The Giants and Chargers make sense as developmental spots for Rosen to follow potential Hall of Famers in Eli Manning and Philip Rivers. The Dolphins are searching for a franchise quarterback. Schefter says a trade could come on Friday.
  4. We all love anonymous scout opinions, where people that refuse to put their name on something that dishes on a young man. Sometimes, though, the concerns and issues pointed out by someone in confidence prove to be accurate. I thought I would take a look back at some recent past quarterbacks who have played enough for us to make an evaluation, and see if the scouting comments proved prescient or problematic. Bob McGinn, who used to write for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, compiled scout comments on the draft for years, and so I am looking at what he relayed for the 2011 to 2014 drafts. 2011, of course, was the year of the lockout and also the year that Cam Newton was entering the league. That entire spring was full of negative comments about Newton, most notably with the controversy involving Nolan Nawrocki’s assessment of Newton. I could not find a recap that went down each QB individually, like some future editions, but McGinn did go in depth on Newton. Let’s start off with this hot take from one scout. “I
  5. The Miami Dolphins have frustrated their fans by seemingly committing to a rebuild and doing little to field their best team in 2019, and that theme could continue when the NFL Draft begins on Thursday night. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Dolphins have their eye on several players with the 13th overall pick, including quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Daniel Jones. However, teams they have spoken with leading up to the draft have gotten the impression Miami is “very motivated” to trade down in the first round: The Dolphins clearly have a long-term need at quarterback, after moving on from Ryan Tannehill and signing Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason. It’s possible they are going to wait to see if the QBs they like most are still available at No. 13, which is not a guarantee if other teams start trading up. Remember, new Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is from the Bill Belichick coaching tree, and we all know how much the New England Patriots coach loves trading down. In an offseason where there h