The upside to being a fan of 1-15 team (other than having all of your December and January weekends free) is that your team gets the pick of the litter in next year's Draft. And unless Matt Millen's in charge of your war room, you're all but assured of getting a good player.
The Dolphins aren't going that route, though. They're putting the pick up for sale. Said new GM Jeff Ireland, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
"We're open for business."
"Rome wasn't built in a day, and this won't be built in a day either. The No. 1 pick is no different from the 22nd pick. You've got to make the right selection. You just can't miss on it. We're going to do everything in our power to make the right choices, whether it be to take the pick or move down. We'll listen to all offers."
Sarcastic headline aside, I do think it's the right move for the Dolphins. The consensus top pick is LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, and I'm not entirely sold on Dorsey.
He's got enormous physical gifts, and there are times when he seems unblockable, but there also times when he just disappears. I don't know if it's an issue with his motor, or if he just gets bored or what, but with the financial commitment tied to the #1 overall pick, I'd be a little wary of Dorsey.
Trading that pick won't be easy, though. Some team might develop an itch to draft Dorsey, or possibly Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, but this doesn't feel like a draft where there's that one guy that a team just has to have.
• Dolphins: No. 1 pick put up for sale / South Florida Sun-Sentinel