The Cincinnati Bengals have told the Miami Dolphins multiple times that they would not trade the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NFL draft, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Dolphins called on more than one occasion over the past few weeks but were told by the Bengals that they are not trading the pick and will stay at No. 1, sources said.
Miami has an NFL-high three first-round picks, Nos. 5, 18 and 26, and has been widely speculated as a possible candidate to trade up in the round.
The Dolphins also have a league-high 14 total selections in this draft.
The Bengals are expected to draft LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first pick Thursday.
Sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini on Wednesday that the Bengals want to wait until they are on the clock to make it official, giving Burrow that special moment when he gets the call from his new team.
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