From Mike Sando of ESPN.com:
The Miami Dolphins just traded the 12th and 42nd overall choices to the Oakland Raiders for the third overall choice.
One year ago, the Washington Redskins traded the sixth and 39th picks, plus first-rounders in 2013 and 2014, to acquire the second overall choice from the St. Louis Rams.
The difference: Robert Griffin III's expected availability with the No. 2 overall pick in 2012. There was no perceived top quarterback available this year, so the Raiders could not leverage the third overall pick to nearly the degree St. Louis leveraged the second overall choice a year ago.
The Dolphins selected Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan.
Of course, the Raiders likely would have held onto the third overall choice this year if they could have gotten a quarterback such as Griffin in that slot.
Hey, he played for the Lions. I grew up watching that franchise. A man can only take so much.
If Austin gets to 10 or 11, sure. But that won't likely happen. The price will likely be too high.
The Rams '12 draft class will look a lot better in December than it does today.
From Trey Wingo: Barkevious Mingo is the pick. Somewhere his brothers Hugh Mingo III and Hughtavious Mingo are thrilled
From Sports Pickle: Mingo will be really helpful chasing down read-option quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco and Andy Dalton.
Many, many suitors. Can't see Austin getting past No. 9.