Best Miami Dolphins Draft Ever: 1970 or 1983?


Published: April 24, 2009


... for the Miami Dolphins in 2008.

Nearly every player chosen in the seven rounds is still with the team, and most of them contributed in solid fashion to the 2008 AFC East Champion team, especially tackle Jake Long (round one) and defensive ends Kendall Langford (round three) and Philip Merling (round two).

To boot, Chad Henne (round two) will be their quarterback of the future, and Donald Thomas (round six) was the starter at guard until a season-ending injury in the preseason sidelined him.

And they made draft deals that sent a fourth-rounder for Anthony Fasano and Akin Ayodele, and a sixth rounder for Jason Ferguson. I call it thievery!

But until this group of rookies—and that also includes undrafted talents wideout Davone Bess and kicker Dan Carpenter—can prove itself by helping the Dolphins back to the Super Bowl, I can't really call the '08 class the best in Miami history.


The web site considers the Class of 1983...

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