Best Dolphins draft class since 1991

Best draft class 1991-2000

  • 1991

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1992

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1993

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1994

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1995

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • 1996

    Votes: 5 31.3%
  • 1997

    Votes: 9 56.3%
  • 1998

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1999

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2000

    Votes: 1 6.3%

  • Total voters
    16

iceblizzard69

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Which draft class of the Dolphins do you think was the best from 1991-2000. I included the lists from 1990 and 2001, but the site only allows 10 choices on the poll, so they won't be included.

2001 1 1 26 26 Jamar Fletcher DB Wisconsin
2 2 21 52 Chris Chambers WR Wisconsin
3 3 23 85 Travis Minor RB Florida State
4 3 26 88 Morlon Greenwood LB Syracuse
5 5 25 156 Shawn Draper T Alabama
6 6 1 164 Brandon Winey T Louisiana State
7 6 14 177 Josh Heupel QB Oklahoma
8 6 24 187 Otis Leverette DE Alabama-Birmingham
9 6 25 188 Rick Crowell LB Colorado State
2000 1 2 22 53 Todd Wade T Mississippi
2 3 22 84 Ben Kelly DB Colorado
3 4 23 117 Deon Dyer RB North Carolina
4 5 23 152 Arturo Freeman DB South Carolina
5 6 1 167 Ernest Grant DT Arkansas-Pine Bluff
6 7 26 232 Jeff Harris DB Georgia
1999 1 2 8 39 James Johnson RB Mississippi State
2 2 12 43 Rob Konrad RB Syracuse
3 3 11 72 Grey Ruegamer C Arizona State
4 5 1 134 Cecil Collins RB McNeese State
5 5 9 142 Bryan Jones LB Oregon State
6 6 23 192 Brent Bartholomew P Ohio State
7 7 26 232 Jermaine Haley DT Butte J.C.
8 7 38 244 Joe Wong G BYU
1998 1 1 29 29 John Avery RB Mississippi
2 2 14 44 Patrick Surtain DB Southern Mississippi
3 2 19 49 Kenny Mixon DE LSU
4 3 18 79 Brad Jackson LB Cincinnati
5 3 21 82 Larry Shannon WR East Carolina
6 4 10 102 Lorenzo Bromell DT Clemson
7 5 20 143 Scott Shaw G Michigan State
8 6 18 171 Nathan Strikwerda C Northwestern
9 6 19 172 John Dutton QB Nevada
10 7 21 210 Jim Bundren G Clemson
1997 1 1 15 15 Yatil Green WR Miami (FL)
2 2 14 44 Sam Madison DB Louisville
3 3 13 73 Jason Taylor DE Akron
4 3 32 92 Derrick Rodgers LB Arizona State
5 3 33 93 Ronnie Ward LB Kansas
6 3 36 96 Brent Smith T Mississippi State
7 4 25 121 Jerome Daniels G Northeastern
8 5 19 149 Barron Tanner DT Oklahoma
9 5 27 157 Nick Lopez DE Texas Southern
10 6 3 166 John Fiala LB Washington
11 6 7 170 Brian Manning WR Stanford
12 6 10 173 Mike Crawford LB Nevada
13 6 14 177 Ed Perry TE James Madison
14 7 2 203 Hudhaifa Ismaeli DB Northwestern
1996 1 1 20 20 Daryl Gardener DT Baylor
2 3 18 79 Dorian Brew DB Kansas
3 3 19 80 Karim Abdul-Jabbar RB UCLA
4 4 18 113 Kirk Pointer DB Austin Peay
5 4 23 118 Stanley Pritchett RB South Carolina
6 4 30 125 LaCurtis Jones LB Baylor
7 5 2 134 Jerris McPhail RB East Carolina
8 5 18 150 Shane Burton DT Tennessee
9 5 22 154 Zach Thomas LB Texas Tech
10 6 22 189 Shawn Wooden DB Notre Dame
11 7 21 230 Jeff Buckey G Stanford
12 7 42 251 Brice Hunter WR Georgia
1995 1 1 25 25 Billy Milner T Houston
2 2 21 53 Andrew Greene G Indiana
3 4 24 122 Pete Mitchell TE Boston College
4 5 24 158 Norman Hand DT Mississippi
5 6 23 194 Jeff Kopp LB USC
6 7 25 233 Corey Swinson DT Hampton
7 7 38 246 Shannon Myers WR Lenoir-Rhyne
1994 1 1 20 20 Tim Bowens DT Mississippi
2 2 25 54 Aubrey Beavers LB Oklahoma
3 2 36 65 Tim Ruddy C Notre Dame
4 4 9 112 Ronnie Woolfork LB Colorado
5 5 16 147 William Gaines DT Florida
6 6 16 177 Brant Broyer LB Arizona
7 7 20 214 Sean Hill DB Montana State
1993 1 1 25 25 O.J. McDuffie WR Penn State
2 3 22 78 Terry Kirby RB Virginia
3 4 21 105 Ronnie Bradford DB Colorado
4 5 20 132 Chris Gray G Auburn
5 6 24 164 Robert O'Neal DB Clemson
6 7 23 191 David Merritt LB North Carolina State
7 8 22 218 Dwayne Gordon LB New Hampshire
1992 1 1 7 7 Troy Vincent DB Wisconsin
2 1 12 12 Marco Coleman DE Georgia Tech
3 2 15 43 Eddie Blake DT Auburn
4 3 14 70 Larry Webster DT Maryland
5 4 13 97 Dwight Hollier LB North Carolina
6 5 12 124 Chris Perez T Kansas
7 6 15 155 Roosevelt Collins LB TCU
8 7 23 191 Dave Moore TE Pittsburgh
9 8 13 209 Andre Powell LB Penn State
10 9 12 236 Tony Tellington DB Youngstown State
11 10 15 267 Raoul Spears RB USC
12 11 14 294 Lee Miles WR Baylor
13 11 16 296 Mark Barsotti QB Fresno State
14 12 13 321 Milton Biggins TE Western Kentucky
15 12 20 328 Kameno Bell RB Illinois
1991 1 1 23 23 Randal Hill WR Miami (FL)
2 3 5 60 Aaron Craver RB Fresno State
3 5 2 113 Bryan Cox LB Western Illinois
4 5 10 121 Gene Williams G Iowa State
5 7 24 191 Chris Green DB Illinois
6 8 25 220 Roland Smith DB Miami (FL)
7 9 23 246 Scott Miller WR UCLA
8 10 25 275 Michael Titley TE Iowa
9 11 24 302 Ernie Rogers G California
10 12 25 331 Joe Brunson DT Tennessee-Chattanooga
1990 1 1 9 9 Richmond Webb T Texas A&M
2 2 14 39 Keith Sims G Iowa State
3 3 13 66 Alfred Oglesby DT Houston
4 4 12 93 Scott Mitchell QB Utah
5 5 28 137 Leroy Holt RB USC
6 6 14 151 Sean Vanhorse DB Howard
7 8 12 205 Thomas Woods WR Tennessee
8 9 11 231 Phil Ross TE Oregon State
9 12 11 315 Bobby Harden DB Miami (FL)
 

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Gotta go with 97. My heart bleeds thinking about what could have been. Green had the potential to be a bigger, better, faster Chris Chambers. God, what could have been???????

Madison, Taylor, Rodgers, Smith, E Perry......very productive bunch. Not too many drafts in the whole NFL paid off(and is still paying off) like this one. We traded Tanner too, so he was half valuble.

96 I'd rank second, and 98 would be 3rd. Those 3 drafts basically make up our whole defense. Thank God JJ was there then.
 

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1997, for sure. Madison and Taylor are franchise-type players.
 

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I think the three biggest late round steals were Thomas in the 5th, Norman Hand in the 5th, and Dave Moore in the 7th. Too bad that we only kept on of them. :yell:
 

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Most definitely 1997!! Ditto the sentiments of those above. :D

If we were going for the worst draft class, I'd certainly have to give that one to the 1999 crew. Out of that whole group we basically got Konrad. Everyone else except Haley, who is a career backup, is no longer on the team. Besides that fact, there were two major busts in that draft by the names of Collins and Johnson. JJ knew how to spot defensive talent but couldn't draft an offensive player to save his life. :nono:
 

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1999 is easily the worst, 2000 isn't that great either but we had no first rounder due to a bad trade with Carolina which I think gave us Mixon.
 

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Originally posted by Expo88
Most definitely 1997!! Ditto the sentiments of those above. :D

If we were going for the worst draft class, I'd certainly have to give that one to the 1999 crew. Out of that whole group we basically got Konrad. Everyone else except Haley, who is a career backup, is no longer on the team. Besides that fact, there were two major busts in that draft by the names of Collins and Johnson. JJ knew how to spot defensive talent but couldn't draft an offensive player to save his life. :nono:
I wouldn't really consider Collins a bust. I mean, he was a fifth rounder. He just didn't pan out. I would consider JJ a bust, though, as he was our first pick that year.

As for him not being able to draft an offensive player to save his life, he drafted Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, and some other talent on offense at Dallas. He just wasn't so lucky with us...
 

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Originally posted by iceblizzard69
1999 is easily the worst, 2000 isn't that great either but we had no first rounder due to a bad trade with Carolina which I think gave us Mixon.

We got Surtain with the Carolina pick.
 

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I give the edge to '96
starters or major contributir include
Daryl Gardener, Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Stanley Pritchett, Jerris McPhail, Shane Burton, Zach Thomas, Shawn Wooden and Jeff Buckey

if either Brew or Pointer made the team, it would have change our draft history since we would not needed Sam or Pat.

'97 is a close 2nd
and '92 3rd with 1992 Troy Vincent, Marco Coleman, Larry Webster, Dwight Hollier and Dave Moore. 92 should have been the best draft just because we had 2 #1's.
 

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39, I have to disagree, Collins was a bust. The guy was touted as a first round talent and turned out to be a first rate felon. I'd put Yatil Green or Larry Shannon in the category of players that just didn't pan out but when you have a player with such tremendous talent who blows it because he's a criminal then he is classified as a bust.
 

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I gotta agree with 39. Collins was not a bust. No he didn't work out. But we didn't lose any big investment with him. That was the whole draw. He a VERY low risk. After all, we got J.J. Johnson in the same draft. He was the guy that was supposed to save the ground game. He was the sure thing. When JJJ didn't pan out, it made the Diesel pick look worse than it was.
 

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Originally posted by Expo88
39, I have to disagree, Collins was a bust. The guy was touted as a first round talent and turned out to be a first rate felon. I'd put Yatil Green or Larry Shannon in the category of players that just didn't pan out but when you have a player with such tremendous talent who blows it because he's a criminal then he is classified as a bust.
:confused: Collins was in the lousy 99 draft. I went with '96
 
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