Miami Dolphins Draft History: Hits and Misses


Published: April 10, 2009


... expectations for the franchise grow, the Miami Dolphins will be facing more scrutiny but also participating more confidently.

Let's take a look at the five best and five worst picks in Miami Dolphins history since they were established as an AFL franchise (they joined the NFL in the '60s).


No. 1 Best Pick: Dan Marino

The greatest selection ever made by the Miami Dolphins has to be that of Dan Marino.

Marino was the first draft choice by the United States Football League's Los Angeles Express and was also rumored to be a candidate for a job on the Pittsburgh Steelers (the Steelers ended up selecting Gabriel Rivera).

So the Dolphins selected Dan with the 27th pick of the 1983 NFL Draft. At the time, many people did not think much of the selection, but it was actually the beginning of a golden era for the Dolphins.

Of course, while Marino was the MVP multiple times, he was unable to win a Super Bowl.


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