The worst Dolphins draft picks — EVER!

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  1. gafin

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    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/sports/football/the-worst-dolphins-draft-picks-ever/nfn6w/



    I remember every one of these picks except Rick Norton, wasn't a fan then, too young. Man have the Dolphins had some busts over the years. I just hope most are behind us.
     
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    Pat White
     
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    He belongs in that list also. Boy, what some painful memories!
     
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    In '95 Billy Milner and Andrew Greene, first and second round.
     
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    That one makes me rub my temples.

    I remember seeing that guy in his first pro game.........

    Yeah.


    Anyway, there's lots bigger busts than him....But, that one is still stinging.
     
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    John Bosa, Eddie Moore, Jamar Fletcher, Sammie Smith, just off the top of my head. The list is much much longer...
     
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    Feels like we have been paying for the perfect season ever since then.
     
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    The two picks that made me the most angry in my years watching the draft (from '99 on) were Ted Ginn and Pat White. Pat White was worst of all. I felt like Christopher Walken at the end of The Deer Hunter.

    In retrospect the two worst picks in Dolphins history were, imo, Jamar Fletcher (over Drew Brees) and Ronnie Brown (over Aaron Rodgers).

    I get that guys like Eric Kumerow and Billy Millner were historic level busts but taking Derrick Brooks or Curtis Martin over Millner, for example, does not make those Dolphins teams into Super Bowl contenders.
     
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    Guy benjamin 2nd round 1978.
     
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    I remember Aaron Rodgers sitting and waiting for his name to be called, team after team passed on him. One thing is for sure, the NFL draft, is not an exact science.
     
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    at least we were able to trade Milner for Troy Drayton.
     
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    It sure isn't but boy are there some people better at it than others.
     
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    eddie "the thrill" hill, yatil green horrible wr's. i think hill was traded to us from arizona i dont remember.
    ciecel "the deisel" collins.
    earthquake blake
     
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    I just hope we don't add any more names to the list this coming week!
     
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    Johnathan Martin was a waste. Not saying this because of the bully thing he was just not good enough to replace Long.
     
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    John Avery, Larry Shannon.... Jimmy Johnson said Larry was just as good as Randy Moss.....:err: :sidelol:

    NFL Stats For Larry Shannon
     
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    His name was Randall "thrill" Hill not Eddie. At least the Dolphins were able to trade him to the Arizona Cardinals the very same season he was drafted for the Cardinals first round pick the following season which ended up being the seventh pick in the draft and the Dolphins drafted Troy Vincent with the pick.
     
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    John Bousa or however you spelled his name, sorry if it is wrong in 1987 in the strike sseason. As really was a bust! Also due to signing late in the season as well.
     
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    Arguably the worst pick ever. At least Kumerow made a few sacks. Pat Whites most famous play was getting knocked out on a running play. No NFL arm. Just pathetic.

    Never draft anyone named "Pat".
     
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    Taking a tackle with the number one pick after a 1-15 season...
    With no qb on the roster...
    You take Ryan or Mcfadden or trade down..
    The last thing a 1-15 team needs is a high priced tackle
     
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    This thread could go on and on. One of the worse drafting teams over the last decade.
     
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    I was too young to understand the Rick Norton pick but my dad didn't like it. I remember trying to pretend that I knew what he was talking about. I had to ask my friend Stuart. He told me all about the difference between college and pro, and NFL and AFL.

    I guess I was behind at age 6. By 8 I pretty much knew a bunch.

    Injured guys like Yatil Green don't belong on that list.

    I can argue that the worst first round decision is a pick we never made. Freddie Solomon was a superior player to Delvin Williams. I knew that at the time. He was also younger at a position in which it's easier to play well into your 30s than running back. Despite all of the above, Shula gave away Solomon and a first round pick and fifth round pick plus a mediocre safety named Vern Roberson to the 49ers for Williams. Unbelievable. Until that day I still thought Shula was a genius coach, and more championships would follow. Once he made that move I sensed he had no concept of value, and that the Dolphins' heyday had already passed.

    To make matters worse, our pick in the second round was a disaster, a quarterback with a pop gun arm, Guy Benjamin. I was impressed that he's already been named in this thread. Benjamin had a remarkable combination of no athletic ability and no arm.
     
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    People still busting Long's Balls when the year before we pass on A Rodgers - NO WE DIDN'T HAVE A QB Then Either - For all who still want that mediocre Matt Ryan - get some perspective - he clearly wasn't the safe pick when you are 1 - 11 and it is a less than stellar draft to begin with
     
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    John Avery??? Make it stop - Jimmy Johnson what a nightmare!!!! Make it stop!!!!
     
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    i remember kumerow looked promising in a couple preseason games with a few sacks. straight downhill from there though. i wanted chris speilman but the damn lions took him.
     
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    Hey no one is bashing your lover..
    It isnt who is the worst dolphin ever.. Its worst pick and honestly after 1-15 you cant draft line
     
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    2001 - Jamar Fletcher - when Drew Brees was still on the board. Rick Spielman and Dave Wannstedt believed that they had a QB to replace Dan Marino in Jay Fiedler and thought that Fletcher could be a great player (we had Surtain and Madison as our CBs at the time). These guys were worse than Ireland at the Draft process and the next 15 QBs who represented the team between Fiedler and Tannehill could have been avoided if our Draft "brains trust" (and I use that term loosely) had had a clue what they were doing. The irony of this is that Spielman learned to improve his drafting process from the Dolphin stint. Although, 13 years later, he's the Minnesota Vikings GM and they are in desperate need of a QB but Rick has expressed confidence in Matt Cassell as their starter. Maybe the Vikings can find a short CB who is stiff-hipped or maybe Rick goes QB this year?
     
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    Billy Milner didnt have the talent to even be an NFL player. Not even a backup. He takes the award hands down. All the other guys mentioned in this thread at least could play in some capacity even thougn they didnt live up to their draft status.
    BTW, Jamar Fletcher wasnt that bad a player. He just wasnt a need at the time.
     
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    Yatil Green
     
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    Never understood the hatred for that guy. He was a very talented WR that fell victim to career-ending injuries; some of which wouldn't be career-ending today.


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    Fletcher was the worst pick in fins history IMO. Due to the player we passed on Brees and who we already had on the roster. White was the dumbest pick in fins history just because it was so clear at the time he would fail at the next level. Bosa and Green get a pass for me just because injuries hampered their careers. You can't foresee injuries.
     
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    Dion jordan
     
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    Yep, this guy is a troll. That, or 33 is the iq.

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    let me see erkel, we have to draft oline high this year cause we drafted a luxury player with the 3rd overall pick last year..and oh by the way a guy who contributed nothing. if we wouldve taken lane johnson, our line is not in shambles and it changes the draft this year big time. i love how you talk smack behind your keyboard like youre some tough guy. im some troll?? ive been watching this team for 33 years moron.
     
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    My top two worst picks are Ted Ginn JR, and Cecil (the diesel) Collins.
     
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    I would talk the exact same way to you in person.

    Your opinions suck and I would tell you that with a big smile on my face.

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    :snack:
     
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    A few, myself included, keep throwing John Avery's name out there. That was a bad pick, no doubt about it but I still think that Jimmy Johnson passing on Randy Moss and then trying to sell Larry Shannon as being equal to or better than Moss was crazy. Avery at least generated a few numbers on a stat line. Shannon?

    Larry Shannon
     
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    What was the name of that running back that ALWAYS seemed to fumble the ball in the red zone? It was during the Marino/Shula years. Sammie Smith?? I forget his name.

    :confused:
     
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    only over the computer would you talk that way to me erkel. TRUST ME on that one.
     
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    Lol ok big man. You believe what you want with that 33 point iq.


    This is funny, I just want to know what makes you think I wouldn't tell you how ridiculous I think you are, in person. What would be stopping me?


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    Without doing an research...
    Not the worst.... but the first one that comes to mind...
    When Jimmy Johnson traded down a few times.... and Maybe could have had Randy Moss...
    Then he took some small RB....

    I don't remember his name and I don't want to go look it up..
     
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    evilerkel theres nothing i could really do sitting behind a desk typing on a keyboard. just keep typing like youre a tough guy... moron.
     
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    Gotta watch this..... :snack:
     
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    john avery...finished his career in the XFL...agreed...

    I don't remember JJ trading down though that year...
     
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    Cecil the deisel Collins. Nuff said
     
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    Ryan Tannehill - drafting this guy when the team already had Matt Moore on the roster....
     
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    I actually remembered his name AFTER I made the post.

    Yes, they did trade down.. ( again....without looking it up) They had around the 17th pic... traded down with GB ( I think) got the 25th pick (?)

    Moss was taken at 21 (?)
     

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