Every year, fans of certain teams get upset when their team’s upcoming draft pick gets interrupted by a poorly timed commercial.
One of those teams is the Miami Dolphins, but they seemingly have a great plan to make sure that does not happen this year.
According to a report by the Sports Business Journal, the Dolphins will be making their 3rd-day draft selection at the base of the “Chris the Redeemer” statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pick will be announced by a Brazilian celebrity “dressed in Dolphins gear” and the figure will be “illuminated in Dolphins aqua and orange.”
Other teams also have plans for making picks around the world, according to SBJ :
U.K.: Jaguars, Jets, and Bears
Germany: Panthers, Chiefs, and Bucs (all from Munich, where the Bucs will host the first NFL regular-season game in Germany this fall)
Mexico: Steelers, Cardinals, Texans
Four other teams are using their draft picks to promote their new country rights: The Vikings ran a sweepstakes in the U.K. earlier this month, with a winner receiving a four-day stay in Las Vegas during the draft, air fare from the U.K., VIP tickets and the right to announce a pick on stage. The Seahawks (Canada), the Patriots (Germany) and the Cowboys (Mexico) will be using on-stage pick to promote their new country rights in other ways, the NFL said.
The Miami Dolphins have just four total picks in the 2022 NFL Draft after acquiring WR Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs. Miami gave up its first, second, and fourth-round selections this year (along with two more future picks) to acquire Hill.
As a result, the Dolphins won’t be making their first pick until Round 3.
The Dolphins started slowly last season and appeared to be one of the league’s worst teams, destined for a top-5 pick. Miami turned it around in the second half of the season, winning 8 of its final 9 games. Big things are expected of QB Tua Tagovailoa after the team went out and got him some weapons.