Maybe the Miami Dolphins are finally tipping their hand.
The agents for former Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long were spotted at the Dolphins training complex on Tuesday, on hand for preliminary contract talks, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter. The Dolphins hold the first overall pick in April's NFL Draft.
The presence of his agents doesn't solidify that Long, the three-time Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, will be the No. 1 pick. The Dolphins are thought to wish to negotiate contract parameters with a least three players prior to the draft. Defensive end Chris Long, formally of Virginia, and defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey (LSU) are believed to be the others.
Long is the first player to be contacted by the Dolphins.
The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Long is widely considered the top offensive lineman available in the draft and a top-10 selection. Long, who started 40 games during his college career, finished second in the voting fr both the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy last season.