Miami Dolphins Rumors: DE Trade Whispers
Let’s start with this – Dion Jordan and Olivier Vernon are the future at the defensive end position for the Miami Dolphins. Where does this leave Cameron Wake? It could mean on the trade block, as rumored. This would make much more sense than a rumored Jordan trade for both sides involved.
A Jordan trade very likely wouldn’t bring in higher than a second round pick because of the lack of production and playing time from Jordan in his rookie season. A second round pick would still be high for Jordan and the value would be purely on potential, which could scare away some GMs.
Wake is a 32-year-old proven quarterback hunter who is nearing the end of his prime. While Wake is a fan-favorite on the Dolphins, trading him now is ideal for multiple reasons.
This year’s draft is the deepest in recent memory. A first round pick in this draft is a valuable resource, but having two could provide the Dolphins with the firepower they need to rebound from last year’s debacle and catapult Miami from rebuilding mode to contending mode.
Another thing that cannot be overlooked is the management change in Miami. Dennis Hickey replaced the man who discovered Wake, Jeff Ireland. With Ireland as GM, Wake was almost guaranteed to be on the roster each September, as Wake was one of the few bright spots on Ireland’s resume.
On the other hand, Hickey owes no loyalty to Wake in this cutthroat business that is the NFL. If he evaluates Wake as less valuable than a first round pick in this draft and a team offers Miami a first round pick for Wake, then Hickey could very well pull the trigger on a blockbuster trade.
Jordan and Vernon are the future at defensive end for the Dolphins. The question is, does Wake remain the present at the position, or is the future now?
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