List of Miami Dolphins first-round draft picks: Wikis


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Dan Marino, drafted by the Dolphins in 1983, became a Hall of Famer in 2005.

The Miami Dolphins, a professional American football team based in Miami, Florida, are part of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Dolphins were founded by Joseph Robbie and Danny Thomas in 1965.[1] They began playing in the American Football League (AFL) as an expansion team in 1966 and joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1967.[1]

They first participated in the 1966 AFL Annual Player Selection Meeting, more commonly known as the NFL Draft.[2] In the annual NFL Draft, each franchise seeks to add new players to its roster. Teams are ranked in reverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.[3]

As an expansion team in the AFL, the Dolphins were granted the first two picks in the 1966 American Football League Draft.[4] They selected Jim Grabowski and Rick Norton with the first and second picks, respectively. The Dolphins' first selection as an NFL team was Bob Griese, a quarterback from Purdue. The team's most recent first-round selection was Vontae Davis, a cornerback from Illinois.[5]

Players selected

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Ronnie Brown was selected in the 2005 NFL Draft.
 *  Selected number one overall
 †  Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Year[A] Pick Player Position College Notes
1966 &0000000000000001.0000001 Grabowski, JimJim Grabowski * Running back Illinois
1966 &0000000000000002.0000002 Norton, RickRick Norton Quarterback Kentucky
1967 &0000000000000004.0000004 Griese, BobBob Griese Quarterback Purdue
1968 &0000000000000008.0000008 Csonka, LarryLarry Csonka Fullback Syracuse
1968 &0000000000000027.00000027 Crusan, DougDoug Crusan Offensive tackle Indiana [a]
1969 &0000000000000011.00000011 Stanfill, BillBill Stanfill Defensive end Georgia
1970 No pick [b]
1971 No pick [c]
1972 &0000000000000025.00000025 Kadish, MikeMike Kadish Defensive tackle Notre Dame
1973 No pick [d]
1974 &0000000000000026.00000026 Reese, DonDon Reese Defensive end Jackson State
1975 &0000000000000023.00000023 Carlton, DarrylDarryl Carlton Offensive tackle Tampa
1976 &0000000000000017.00000017 Gordon, LarryLarry Gordon Linebacker Arizona State [e]
1976 &0000000000000018.00000018 Bokamper, KimKim Bokamper Linebacker San Jose State
1977 &0000000000000013.00000013 Duhe, A. J.A. J. Duhe Defensive end Louisiana State
1978 No pick [f]
1979 &0000000000000024.00000024 Giesler, JonJon Giesler Offensive tackle Michigan
1980 &0000000000000021.00000021 McNeal, DonDon McNeal Defensive back Alabama
1981 &0000000000000013.00000013 Overstreet, DavidDavid Overstreet Running back Oklahoma
1982 &0000000000000024.00000024 Foster, RoyRoy Foster Guard USC
1983 &0000000000000027.00000027 Marino, DanDan Marino Quarterback Pittsburgh
1984 &0000000000000014.00000014 Shipp, JackieJackie Shipp Linebacker Oklahoma [g]
1985 &0000000000000027.00000027 Hampton, LorenzoLorenzo Hampton Running back Florida
1986 No pick [h]
1987 &0000000000000016.00000016 Bosa, JohnJohn Bosa Defensive end Boston College [i]
1988 &0000000000000016.00000016 Kumerow, EricEric Kumerow Defensive end Ohio State
1989 &0000000000000009.0000009 Smith, SammieSammie Smith Running back Florida State
1989 &0000000000000025.00000025 Oliver, LouisLouis Oliver Safety Florida [j]
1990 &0000000000000009.0000009 Webb, RichmondRichmond Webb Offensive tackle Texas A&M
1991 &0000000000000023.00000023 Hill, RandalRandal Hill Wide receiver Miami (FL)
1992 &0000000000000007.0000007 Vincent, TroyTroy Vincent Defensive back Wisconsin [k]
1992 &0000000000000012.00000012 Coleman, MarcoMarco Coleman Linebacker Georgia Tech
1993 &0000000000000025.00000025 McDuffie, O. J.O. J. McDuffie Wide receiver Penn State
1994 &0000000000000020.00000020 Bowens, TimTim Bowens Defensive tackle Mississippi [l]
1995 &0000000000000025.00000025 Milner, BillyBilly Milner Offensive tackle Houston
1996 &0000000000000020.00000020 Gardener, DarylDaryl Gardener Defensive tackle Baylor
1997 &0000000000000015.00000015 Green, YatilYatil Green Wide receiver Miami (FL)
1998 &0000000000000029.00000029 Avery, JohnJohn Avery Running back Mississippi [m]
1999 No pick [n]
2000 No pick [o]
2001 &0000000000000026.00000026 Fletcher, JamarJamar Fletcher Defensive back Wisconsin
2002 No pick [p]
2003 No pick [p]
2004 &0000000000000019.00000019 Carey, VernonVernon Carey Offensive tackle Miami (FL) [q]
2005 &0000000000000002.0000002 Brown, RonnieRonnie Brown Running back Auburn
2006 &0000000000000016.00000016 Allen, JasonJason Allen Defensive back Tennessee
2007 &0000000000000009.0000009 Ginn, Jr., TedTed Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver Ohio State
2008 &0000000000000001.0000001 Long, JakeJake Long * Offensive tackle Michigan
2009 &0000000000000025.00000025 Davis, VontaeVontae Davis Cornerback Illinois


  • A  Each year is linked to an article about that particular AFL or NFL Draft.
  • a  On December 27, 1967, the Dolphins traded quarterback John Stofa to the Cincinnati Bengals for first (#27 overall pick) and second-round picks in 1968.[6]
  • b  On January 27, 1970, the Dolphins traded their #3 overall pick in the 1970 Draft to the Cleveland Browns for wide receiver Paul Warfield.[6]
  • c  On April 13, 1970, the Dolphins sent their #22 overall pick in the 1971 Draft to the Baltimore Colts as compensation for head coach Don Shula.[6]
  • d  On June 7, 1972, the Dolphins traded their #26 overall pick in the 1973 Draft to the Buffalo Bills for wide receiver Marlin Briscoe.[6]
  • e  On January 25, 1974, the Dolphins traded quarterback Joe Theismann to the Washington Redskins for the #17 overall pick in the 1976 Draft.[6]
  • f  On April 17, 1978, the Dolphins traded safety Vern Roberson, wide receiver Freddie Solomon, and first (#24 overall pick) and fifth-round picks in 1978 to the San Francisco 49ers for running back Delvin Williams.[7]
  • g  On May 1, 1984, the Dolphins traded their #26 pick along with two third-round picks to the Buffalo Bills for the #14 overall pick.[7]
  • h  On October 9, 1985, the Dolphins traded their first (#25 overall pick) and second-round picks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for linebacker Hugh Green.[7]
  • i  On April 28, 1987, the Dolphins traded their #14 overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings for the first (#16 overall pick) and fifth-round picks.[7]
  • j  On April 2, 1989, the Dolphins traded their second and third-round picks to the Chicago Bears for the #25 overall pick.[8]
  • k  On September 3, 1991, the Dolphins traded wide receiver Randal Hill to the Phoenix Cardinals for the #7 overall pick.[8]
  • l  On April 24, 1994, the Dolphins traded their #16 overall pick to the Green Bay Packers for the first (#20 overall pick) and third-round picks.[8]
  • m  On April 18, 1998, the Dolphins traded their #19 overall pick to the Green Bay Packers for the first (#29 overall pick) and second-round picks.[8]
  • n  On April 17, 1999, the Dolphins traded their #24 overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for the first (#27 overall pick) and fifth-round picks.[8] On the same day, the Dolphins traded the #27 overall pick to the Detroit Lions for the second, third, and fifth-round picks.[9]
  • o  On April 16, 1998, the Dolphins traded their #23 overall pick in the 2000 Draft to the Carolina Panthers for the second-round pick in the 1998 Draft.[8]
  • p 1 2  On March 8, 2002, the Dolphins traded their #25 overall pick and fourth-round pick in the 2002 Draft along with the #18 overall pick in the 2003 Draft to the New Orleans Saints for running back Ricky Williams and fourth-round pick in the 2002 Draft.[9]
  • q  On April 24, 2004, the Dolphins traded their #20 overall pick along with fourth-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for the #19 overall pick.[9]


  1. ^ a b "History:Historical Highlights". Retrieved 2008-07-12.  
  2. ^ Branch, John (2000-04-09). "The 2000 Liars Club/ Draft makes Broncos coach cloak intentions". Colorado Springs Gazette ( Retrieved 2008-07-05.  
  3. ^ Pittman, Andrew; John Otto Spengler, Sarah J. Young (2008). Case studies in sport law. Human Kinetics. p. 41. ISBN 9780736068215.  
  4. ^ "Pro football draft history: 1966". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-07-12.  
  5. ^ "NFL Draft History: First Round by Team". NFL's Official Website. Retrieved 2008-07-05.  
  6. ^ a b c d e "2007 Media Guide: Trades" (PDF). Miami Dolphins. p. 29 (601). Retrieved 2008-07-13.  
  7. ^ a b c d "2007 Media Guide: Trades" (PDF). Miami Dolphins. p. 30 (602). Retrieved 2008-07-13.  
  8. ^ a b c d e f "2007 Media Guide:Trades" (PDF). Miami Dolphins. p. 31 (603). Retrieved 2008-07-14.  
  9. ^ a b c "2007 Media Guide: Trades" (PDF). Miami Dolphins. p. 32 (604). Retrieved 2008-07-14.  


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