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Dolphins Pick Third For First Time In Franchise History
Posted By The Finsiders On April 26, 2013 @ 8:52 am In Football | No Comments
With the Dolphins trade-up and selection  of DE Dion Jordan last night, Miami not only stole some headlines from the first round of the 2013 Draft, they also did something they had never done before in 46 previous drafts: select third overall.
While most people expected Miami to stay at 12, where they had picked only once before  (Marco Coleman/1992), or maybe trade up into the top-seven for an offensive tackle, Jeff Ireland pulled the trigger on an aggressive trade  that moved the team all the way up to number-three, where they had their choice of all but two players on the board. It was the first time in franchise history that the Dolphins traded up into the top-three.
The Fins had once before been slotted to pick third, in 1970, and Miami sent that pick to Cleveland in a trade for future Hall-of-Fame WR Paul Warfield.
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URL to article: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/dolphins-pick-third-for-first-time-in-franchise-history
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/dolphins-pick-third-for-first-time-in-franchise-history/attachment/dion-jordan-2
 trade-up and selection: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Dolphins-Trade-Up-To-Select-Jordan/5778eea7-6aa7-4280-beb5-7c8aba20696a
 only once before: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/history-of-the-12-pick
 aggressive trade: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Andy-Cohen-Really-Like-Aggressive-Approach/2b28ff51-158a-44bf-876c-2ca1e507966c
 Dion Jordan Photo Gallery: http://www.miamidolphins.com/media/photo-gallery/Dion-Jordan-Photo-Gallery/7c399f81-2b70-4599-9c26-7d3420bc4888
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