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Dolphins NFL Draft History is Shaky at Best

The Miami Dolphins NFL Draft history is shaky at best.  Sure, they lucked out for the best when Dan Marino fell to them at #27 in 1983.  But imagine that for a moment.  Marino!  Barely making the first round!  That was a year when Hall of Fame quarterbacks were falling out of the sky.  They included John Elway, and Jim Kelly.  There were also Hall of Famers like Eric Dickerson, Jim Covert, and Bruce Matthews who pushed Marino back.  And that doesn't even included Darrell Green who was picked right after Marino. Regarding the Dolphins NFL draft history, it is commonly thought that the best way to build a good team is through the draft.  This week will be the first time the Dolphins have had a first round pick in three years.  There was also a 5 year period from 1999-2003 that the Dolphins had only 1 first round pick.  And let's not forget the years they missed on Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco! Despite all of that the 2024 Dolphins are a good team AND they have a first round pick at #21 on Thursday.  We wish them luck.  Let's look back at the Dolphins NFL Draft history with trivia on Craig Shemon and Company on ESPN Southwest Florida! DOLPHINS NFL DRAFT HISTORY The Dolphins forfeit their first round pick in 2023 for tampering with what player and/or coach? Tom Brady and Sean Payton The Dolphins only had 4 picks last year. Can you name two? Cam Smith, Devon Achane Elijah Higgins, Ryan Hayes Where did Devon Achane go to school? Texas A&M Actually the Dolphins have not owned a first round pick since 2021 when they had two picks at #6 and #18.  Can you name them?  Jaylen Waddle and Jaelan Phillips How many first round picks did the Dolphins have in 2020? 3  5-Tua 18-Austin Jackson 30-Noah Igbinoghene In 2019 the Dolphins selected this DT out of Clemson at #13? Christian Wilkins Before Tua, who was the previous QB taken by the Dolphins in the first round? 2012 Ryan Tannehill Who did the Dolphins take the last time they had the #1 overall pick? 2008 – Jake Long OT Michigan (passed on Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco) From 1999-2003 how many first round picks did the Dolphins have? 1 #26 Jamar Feltcher DB Wisconsin (Drew Brees draft) In 2007 the Dolphins used their first round pick on this speedy WR and return specialist out of The Ohio State University? Ted Ginn Jr.

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