So the Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins are interested in Dez Bryant, but have concerns that he may go with the 11th pick. Business to be done? Seeds to sow?
The Miami Herald article http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/08/1519495/with-dansby-on-board-miami-dolphins.html covers how that now that they have Dansby on board, they have no need for McClain - and will therefore target Dez Bryant with the 12th pick - if he's there.
Firstly, i think they will go for an rush DE / OLB if they rate one highly enough for the 12th.
But assuming they want Dez Bryant, does this give us leverage with any team picking later that wants him - and also with the Dolphins themselves.
If we can convince the Dolphins that we have someone else willing to trade up and take him, maybe we can get them to swap the 12th plus other consideration for the 11th.
The "plus" that interests me is Ted Ginn Jr.
If we keep Marshall as is looking more probable as of now, Ginn could be the number 2 receiver to stretch the field - making Marshall more effective. I think Ginn would be better suited to this role than the role he was asked to fill at the Dolphins - he's not stout enough to be a number 1 receiver, but asking him to make 50-60 catches per year would make him much more effective.
The Dolphins are nearing giving up on him, so i think they'd let him go in a trade.