Miami Dolphins Top 10 Draft Busts: #1 Eric Kumerow

The #1 Miami Dolphins Draft Bust of All Time is...

Eric Kumerow, who was a 1988 1st round pick, 16th overall.

For all of his strengths, one thing Don Shula was not was a very good drafter. And the Eric Kumerow selection highlights this fact.

It's well documented how the Miami Herald's headline the next day after the Dolphins selected Kumerow was "Who???"

From what I've read about the '88 draft, nobody considered this former Ohio State linebacker a first round pick. And based on his NFL career, we can see why. Kumerow spent three seasons in the league with the Dolphins before fading into obscurity - never having even started an NFL game.

And though the NFL Draft was an even bigger "crapshoot" back then than it is now, the list of guys the Dolphins could have drafted is rather impressive - including Thurman Thomas, Randall McDaniel, Craig Heyward, Chris Spielman, Eric Allen, and Ken Norton.

 

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