Early yesterday Miami Dolphins GM Chris Grier help a virtual presser as he does before the draft. Here’s some take aways and such:
Tua is 100% safe as the Dolphins starter!
Chris Grier's quote today about QB Tua Tagovailoa.
"He's going to take the next step. The kid's been a winner everywhere he's been and we're really excited for him, especially to have a full offseason under his belt. I think that'll be really important for him."
— Travis Wingfield (@WingfieldNFL) April 21, 2021
Tua is 100% the starter and not going anywhere!
The 49ers were extremely aggressive on getting the 3rd pick so the Dolphins jumped at it!
Dolphins GM Chris Grier says they had other calls for #3, but those teams wanted to wait. The 49ers and Eagles were ready to deal. He says give them credit.
"It takes guts to make a move like that."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) April 21, 2021
The 49ers headed a pack of teams trying for the 3rd pick so the Dolphins jumped at the chance to gut them.
Speaking of the Dolphins 6th overall pick, the Dolphins are focused on certain guys!
Grier adds that he won't have any regrets if players high on their board (ahem, Kyle Pitts and Ja'Marr Chase) go in the top 5. "We feel really good with where we are."
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) April 21, 2021
Pitts will be the pick at 6 if available is the belief around the game! DeVonta Smith otherwise.
When asked about trading back from 6 Grier gave an identical statement to last year when asked about the 5th pick. IE the Dolphins are not trading back! They are done trading!
Fourth trade in Round 1? Dolphins, GM Chris Grier will ‘look at our options' https://t.co/iO1wFV4h4k
— The Palm Beach Post (@pbpost) April 21, 2021
They are not trading back from #6 period! Grier just ended that discussion!
Najee Harris is a major focus for the Dolphins and will be the pick at 18! Grier emphasized RB is his main focus outside a pass catcher and mentioned the senior bowl and what RB he met with HIMSELF without naming names. Here’s proof it was Najee Harris:
— Safid Deen 💯💯💯💯 (@Safid_Deen) January 27, 2021
Its been known for a long time the Dolphins top focus was play makers for Tua! A RB at 18 is now 100% the pick!
The Dolphins have set their draft board. They have their focus and its WR/Pitts and then Harris in round one. After that the best fit. Get ready for a exciting draft in 8 days! I do expect a dolphins trade or 2 ONLY AFTER the 1st round.
The Dolphins yet again have a clear plan of attack for the Draft. Will be so fun and interesting to see how it plays out.
BY: ADAM KING