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Miami Dolphins aim to trade down in 2013 NFL Draft?

We're two days away from the 2013 NFL Draft, and general managers around the league are burning up the phone lines.

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The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reported Tuesday that the Miami Dolphins have been talking with teams for the "past couple of days" to unearth potential trade partners interested in the No. 12 overall pick.

That's hardly a unique stance in this deep draft, according to a story from NFL.com's Albert Breer. Everyone is looking to move. ESPN, meanwhile, reported Tuesday that no fewer than five teams -- the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Dolphins -- have made calls about trading down in the first round.

The Dolphins' interest in moving down makes sense, considering general manager Jeff Ireland is eyeing a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for Branden Albert. The Chiefs seek a second-round pick for the offensive tackle, and shopping a first-rounder presumably would allow the Dolphins to recoup that second-round selection. As it stands, the Dolphins have plenty of firepower, with five picks in the first three rounds, and 11 overall.


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NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah told the "ATL Debate Club" last week that teams drafting lower in the order are thrilled with the talent near the end of the first round. Teams up top, he said, are "melancholy" with their fate.

Moving down makes plenty of sense, but moving up? Good luck finding a team thinking that way.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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