Miami Dolphins Historical Perspective - 1971 Draft

Mike Ehrmann

We are 40 days from the NFL Draft. To get us through those days, we will take a daily look at the Miami Dolphins draft history. We will work our way up to the 2013 Draft, just before we settle in for the 2014 selection process. We continue with the 1971 Draft today.

While the NFL free agency period is still ongoing, with the potential for the Miami Dolphins to still add more players, the focus around the league is starting to turn toward the NFL Draft. In 40 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.

To get us through those 40 days, we will take a look at each of the Dolphins' 48 previous Drafts. We will take a look at one per day, with a couple of extras thrown in, just to make sure we make it through all 48 selection processes.

We've already completed the first three Drafts. This morning, we continue with the 1971 selections.

Rnd Pick Player Pos School Remarks
1 22 NO PICK Conceded to Baltimore Colts for coach Don Shula
2 47 Otto Stowe WR Iowa St. Played for Dolphins 1971-1972; Dallas Cowboys 1973; Denver Broncos 1974
3 74 Dale Farley LB West Virginia Played for Dolphins 1971; Buffalo Bills 1972-1973
4 99 Joe Theismann QB Notre Dame Played for CFL's Toronto Argonauts 1971-1973; Washington Redskins 1974-1985 (2 Pro Bowl; 1 First Team All Pro for Washington)
5 126 NO PICK Traded to Pittsburgh Steelers for WR Willie Richardson
6 151 Dennis Coleman LB Mississippi Played for New England Patriots 1971
7 178 Ron Dickerson DB Kansas St. Did not play
8 NO PICK Traded to Pittsburgh Steelers for C Bob DeMarco
9 230 Vern Den Herder DE Central College (IA) Played for Dolphins 1971-1982
10 255 Ron Maree DT Purdue Did not play
11 282 Vic Surma T Penn St. Did not play
12 307 Leroy Byars RB Alcorn St. Did not play
13 333 Lonnie Hepburn DB Texas Southern Played for Baltimore Colts 1971-1972; Denver Broncos 1974
14 359 David Vaughn TE Memphis Did not play
15 386 Bob Richards G California Did not play
16 410 Chris Myers WR Kenyon Did not play
17 437 Curt Mark LB Mayville St. Did not play
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