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The NFL Draft


Since things are a little slow with news (unless we get more intelligent info from Rex), I figured I would go back into the early days and discuss the changes in the draft from 1966 - 1993. In the early days of the NFL, when there were fewer teams, the draft had 17 rounds(1966-1976). From 1977 - 1993 the NFL draft had 12 rounds of player selection. In 1993, the NFL decided to reduce the number of rounds to 8 then the following year reduce it to 7 rounds. In Miami's history we have had some great players selected in the later rounds of the draft. See List below. I couldnt imagine not having Mark Clayton teamed up with Mark " Super" Duper, but if there was only 7 rounds in 1983 then he might not have been on the team.

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via www.prosportsmemorabilia.com


Would you like the NFL to go back to 1993 when they had 12 rounds or even 1976 with 17 rounds? Poll below

 Some players that may have never been on the Dolphins if we had 7 rounds back prior to 1993.

Year Rd Player Name Pos College
         
1966 12 Howard Twilley  WR Tulsa           
1969 16 Lloyd Mumphord CB   Texas Southern
1970 12 Mike Kolen (289) LB Auburn
1971 9 Vern Den Herder (230) DE Central Iowa
1978 9 Bruce Hardy (247) TE Arizona St.
1978 10 Mark Dennard (274) C Texas A&M
1979 8b Glenn Blackwood (215) S Texas
1979 10b Mike Kozlowski (272) S Colorado
1980 8b David Woodley (214) QB Louisiana St.
1981 8 William Judson (206) CB S. Carolina St.
1981 11 Jim Jensen (291) QB Boston Univ.
1983 8 Mark Clayton (223) WR Louisville
1983 9 Mark Brown (250) LB Purdue
1984 11 Bud Brown (305) S Southern Miss.
1988 8a Harry Galbreath (212) G Tennessee
1988 9 Jeff Cross (239) DE Missouri
1988 12 Brian Kinchen (320) TE Louisiana St.
1989 8 Pete Stoyanovich (203) K Indiana
1989 11 Bert Weidner (288) DT Kent State
1989 12 J.B. Brown (315) CB Maryland

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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