DT Jermaine Haley
DT Jermaine Haley

Posted Apr 25, 2003

The Dolphins picked up some extra draft picks on Friday, when they made a trade with New England and decided not to match Washington's offer to restricted free agent Jermaine Haley.

The trade got the Dolphins an extra third-round pick this year in exchange for Miami's second-round choice in next year's draft. The pick, which New England had obtained from New Orleans, is the 14th in the third round, the 78th overall.

The Dolphins also got a seventh-round pick, the 226th overall, from Washington for declining to match the offer to Haley. The move was expected after the Dolphins signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina.

The Dolphins now have 10 picks in this year's draft — one in the second (49th overall), two in the third (78th and 87th), two in the fifth (156th and 169th), two in the sixth (209th and 213th), and three in the seventh (226th, 232nd and 248th).

With the extra third-round pick, that increases the possibility the Dolphins could wind up trading some picks to move up in the second round or even late in the first round to get their hands on an offensive tackle who could start as a rookie.

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