Did J-Lo tip the Dolphins’ hand at No. 12 pick?

Draft prospect Dan Williams (above) can count Dolphins minority owner Jennifer Lopez as a fan. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

NFL owners … when are they going to learn?

New Dolphins minority owner Jennifer Lopez should be told a thing or two about “tipping her hand” when it comes to the NFL draft. Lopez appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday and let it slip that she hopes the Dolphins take Tennessee DT Dan Williams with the No. 12 overall pick.

“We have the 12th pick, you know, so I’m leaning towards Dan Williams,” Lopez told host Jay Leno. “We need a defensive tackle, he’s really explosive off the line, can beat the double team and does a nice job finishing the play. But that’s just my opinion.”

Come on, J-Lo, you need to play that close to the vest. Or maybe, just maybe, she’s putting a smoke screen out there to teams drafting after the Dolphins. Maybe she’s a super-shrewd NFL genius, like Cameron Diaz‘s character in “On Any Given Sunday,” because NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora cited a league source in reporting the Dolphins want to trade down from No. 12.

In that case, well played, J-Lo.

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