Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Revisiting dolphins’ laremy tonsil trade and what it has yielded

Revisiting dolphins' laremy tonsil trade and what it has yielded

Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier revealed this week that on the day he was traded to the franchise, he cried out to Leremy Tonsils from the Houston Texans for an array of draft picks ahead of the 2019 season.

If he has cried again at any point, they are probably tears of joy.

The selections received in that deal were either used directly or played a role in the Dolphins getting wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, safety Jevon Holland and – the latest – star receiver Tyrek Hill.

“I still remember crying the day we traded him,” Grier told NFL owners’ meetings at The Breakers in Palm Beach on Monday. “We were both because he’s such a nice guy, and every now and then he’d text me just like ‘hey.

“In terms of comebacks, I would never have guessed that this would have led to all this. …you just keep trying to do what you expect, for the organization and what we feel good about trying to build a team that competes for the Super Bowls here.

Tonsil, wide receiver Kenny Stills, a fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick, sent the Dolphins the Texans a 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick. Also in the tonsil trade the Dolphins were acquired by Julian Davenport and defensive back Johnson Bademossi, neither of whom is still with Miami.

The early comeback in the 2020 draft was overwhelming. Houston was still a playoff team last season, so it was a later selection. The number 26 pick was traded back to number 30 with the Green Bay Packers as the Dolphins drafted cornerback Noah Igbinogne, who has started only three games in his first two NFL seasons and had just 78 defensive snaps last year. . From the Packers, the Dolphins got back a fourth-round pick, which they later traded within the round to draft guard Solomon Kindley. Kindly started 13 games in his rookie season, but he barely saw action in 2021, starting only the first two games on left guard.

Then, it starts picking up with the Dolphins being put out of business in the 2021 draft. The Texans’ first-rounder was No. 3 overall. It was then traded back to No. 12 with the 2022 and 2023 first round picks of San Francisco and the 49ers for the 2022 third round.

The Dolphins later traded up to 6 with the Philadelphia Eagles, where they picked Waddell, leaving their own 2022 first-round pick while keeping the 49ers. With an early second round selection, Miami chose Hollande. Both he and Waddell were standout rookies last season and were the building blocks for the franchise to grow.

It doesn’t always feel good to trade your own pick for the Eagles instead of the 49. San Francisco advanced all the way to the NFC Championship Game last season, dropping the pick to 29 while Miami’s own pick was placed at 15.

But that pick was then the centerpiece of five draft selections sent to Kansas City to bring Hill into the Dolphins. The team’s second-round pick and fourth-round pick, as well as the fourth and sixth-round picks in the 2023 draft, were sent off in late April.

Had the Dolphins never traded back to 3 in the previous draft, they could have taken either wide receiver Jammer Chase or tight end Kyle Pitts instead of Waddell. Chase and the Pitts were both Pro Bowl selections, while Waddell was not, although Waddell did hold the NFL rookie reception record with 104. But he won’t even have an additional 2023 first-round pick.

Had Miami traded their pick to Philadelphia instead of the 49ers’ pick, which was reduced slot 14, the Dolphins could still use it in the same Hill trade, but they probably wouldn’t have had to drop as many. chooses to do.

Regardless, three of the Dolphins’ top players, two reserves and a 2023 first-round pick were, at least partially, acquired from trading Tunil.

The Dolphins were only able to select Tunil with the number 13 pick of the 2016 draft as one of the most shocking chances of being highly rated after a video leaked on social media of Tunil wearing a gas mask attached to a bong. had fallen on that spot. Draft-day moments. His first three seasons were spent in Miami while he was a Pro Bowl left tackle in 2019 and 2020 for the Texans.

After the Hill trade, Internet memes resurfaced, whether it was a photoshopped figurine of fake tonsils, such as this one standing in front of Hard Rock Stadium, or one of the small dominoes, with tonsils on it, of a bong. Labeled, leading to progressively larger dominoes, the last of which was that of Dolphin Landing Hill.

Tunsil tweeted on business day March 23: “I’m blessing you all.”

Of course, the Dolphins, minus the tonsils, had to go through the last three seasons without a strong tackle play, despite several attempts to fix the offensive line through the draft. This fall could finally be fixed this off-season with Miami’s acquisition of elite leftist Taron Armstead in free agency.

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