Best Fins Draft Picks of All Time

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  1. BahamaFinFan78

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    Let's have some fun and list the top picks for the Fins of all time. It doesn't have to be just great players, but picks that also were of great value. Only rule is you can't repeat a name. Let's see how many we come up with. I'll start with the obvious-Marino. Not the first QB taken in his class and probably the greatest every to play. He'll never get that recognition because he never won the big one, but put him on the team Montana had or let him play with Brady's team and the rules we play with today and he would have won several. Now who are some of your favorite picks?
     
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    Zach "The Legend" Thomas, 1996 - 5th round pick - 196 overall.
     
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    Jason Taylor 73rd pick overall 1997
     
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    Mark Clayton 8th rnd
     
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    Yatil Green.........what could have been.....
     
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    Dan Marino #28 overall.

    John Offerdahl #52 overall (25th pick of the second round)

    Dwight Stephenson #48 overall (20th pick of the second round)

    Doug Betters #168 overall (6th round pick)
     
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    Wow that brings back good memories
     
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    maralieus Lets get those balls deep!!

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    I would vote for Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor. You dont get better value then what we got outta them. IMO both of them were one of the best at their position in NFL history. I wish Thomas couldve played forever. Easily my second favorite fins player behind Marino.
     
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    maralieus Lets get those balls deep!!

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    after looking at other answers I would also add in Mark Clayton.
     
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    Jim Jensen....loved him.
     
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    Jake Scott in the 7th round of the 1970 draft.
     
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    The year we took Richmond Webb and Keith Sims with our first 2 picks. The left side of our line was incredible.
     
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    1. Dan Marino
    2. Dan Marino
    3. Dan Marino
    4. Zach Thomas
    5. Jason Taylor
    6. Dwight Stephonson
    7. Dan Marino
     
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    few years from now, Reshad Jones 5th round 2010 draft.
     
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    This I like
     
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    The Miami Dolphins selected Otis James McDuffie in the first round (25th pick overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft. His 415 career catches are fourth all-time in Dolphins history. In 1998, McDuffie caught 90 passes, leading the NFL in that category. He is the only Dolphin to achieve this feat. With the exception of Mark Clayton and Mark Duper, McDuffie caught more passes thrown by Dan Marino than any other Miami Dolphin.
     
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    Dan Marino. He was one of the greatest players of all time and we got him at the end of the first round and after five QBs were off the board.
     
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    Yeremiah Bell - NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 6 / Pick: 213
     
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    Bell was solid for a while. Was he a 6th? Pretty good pick
     
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    Definately not best pick all time but damn good pick in 9th round

    Jeff Cross pro bowler 1990 59.5 career sacks 2nd all time for fins to Jason taylor. It will be a long time before anybody catches the number one guy.
     
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    Whats up with 5 round secondary players being steals recently? Seahawks stole Richard Sherman and Chancellor in the 5th round. We stole Jones...
     
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    absolutely a legend. nobody did more with less, excellent value in the 5th. Anyone who says different is just looking for a ban.
     
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    Loved OJ McDuffie. That guy was a baller.

    ---------- Post added at 02:09 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:07 AM ----------

    great thread by the way. Nice to see some positive posts. Props to the OP
     
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    No question it's Zach Thomas.
    Man how many of these guys did Ireland draft? =) Do like the R. Jones pick.
     
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    **** Anderson was a sensational pick. I believe it was 3rd round 1968. We were stacked with picks that year but after Csonka none of the next three or four fully panned out. Then we hit the jackpot with Anderson. You could see how smart and aggressive he was, right from the outset. I think he had 8 interceptions as a rookie including a long touchdown return. There was also a punt return at Buffalo, perhaps his second season, when only Anderson knew the rule that the receiving team had no risk if the punt had already been touched by the kicking team but not controlled. Anderson dashed in there and grabbed the ball in heavy traffic, racing down the right sideline maybe 30 yards. Even the Dolphin announcing crew was questioning if it was a legal return.

    That was the type of player we had in key spots throughout the early '70s roster -- smart and resourceful. Anderson was up man on punt returns and simply would not let the ball hit the cement Poly Turf and gallop another 25 yards. He was also the backup punter for several seasons and at least once was forced into action and didn't fare poorly.

    In a run oriented era, a big hitting strong safety with a nose for the ball was incredibly valuable.
     
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    Sherman was a 3rd..
     
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    5th round. Pick #154.
     
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    Yupp you were right..

    my bad bro.
     
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    Great draft pick that never played a down for us Gary Fencik in the 10th round 1976. 2 pro bowls a super bowl and a gold record
     
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    He was a good pick for sure, but I reckon getting Clayton in the 8th round makes him a better value pick.
     
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    Louis Oliver
     
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    A.J. Duhe and Bob Baumhower 1 and 2 in 1977.
     
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    Where do you rank Dan Marino?
     
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    that slow and undersized MLB from Texas Tech we selected in the 5th rouund. 1996. #54
     
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    Except on 3rd and short.
     
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    Vern DenHerder 9th round, Manny Fernandez FA?
     
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    1. Marino
    2. Csonka
    3. Z. Thomas
    4. J. Taylor
    5. **** Anderson
     
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    Ed Newman OG 1973 6th round. Four time pro bowl and All-Pro in 1984.
     
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    Bob Griese, 4th pick in the 1967 common draft.
     
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    Picks 1,2 & 3 in 1969. Bill Stanfield, Bob Heinz and Eugene "Mercury" Morris. All three played key roles during the Dolphins Super Bowl years of the 70s.
     

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