Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFL Nation [Print without images]

Monday, April 8, 2013
Drew Rosenhaus: Dolphins drafting OT first

By James Walker

Well-known NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus does not work for the Miami Dolphins. However, Rosenhaus is based in Miami and has a lot of strong ties to South Florida.

That is why you cannot entirely dismiss Rosenhaus' comments Monday, when he claimed (with confidence) that the Dolphins will draft an offensive tackle in the first round later this month.

"At this point, that’s what I’m hearing from everyone," said Rosenhaus, according to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.

Rosenhaus has had direct talks with Miami recently, because his client Eric Winston is on the team's radar. Talks have stalled with the free-agent right tackle, because Miami wants to further what’s available in the draft.

The Dolphins' interest in a first-round offensive tackle makes sense. The position is very deep in this draft and Miami lost four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long in free agency. It's possible the Dolphins can move 2012 second-round pick Jonathan Martin to the left side. But Martin had mixed results at the position last year.

Some offensive tackle possibilities for the Dolphins at No. 12 are Oklahoma’s Lane Johnson and Alabama’s D.J. Fluker.