Miami Dolphins Historical Perspective - 1973 Draft

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We are 39 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 1973 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 39 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.

To get us through those 39 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.

This morning, we continue with the 1973 selections.

Rnd Pick Player Pos School Remarks
1 26 NO PICK Traded to Buffalo Bills for WR Marlin Briscoe (June 7, 1972)
2 52 Chuck Bradley TE Oregon Played for San Diego Chargers 1975-1977; Chicago Bears 1977
3 78 Leon Gray T Jackson St. Played for New England Patriots 1973-1978 (2 Pro Bowls; 1 First Team All Pro); Houston Oilers 1979-1981 (2 Pro Bowls; 2 First Team All Pro); New Orleans Saints 1982-1983
4 104 Bo Rather WR Michigan Played for Dolphins 1973; Chicago Bears 1974-1978; Dolphins 1978
5 111 Don Strock QB Virginia Tech Received from Buffalo Bills for DT Frank Cornish (Aug. 22, 1972); Played for Dolphins 1974-1987; Cleveland Browns 1988
5 130 Dave McCurry DB Iowa St. Played for New England Patriots 1974
6 156 Ed Newman G Duke Played for Dolphins 1973-1984 (4 Pro Bowls; 1 First Team All Pro)
7 160 Kevin Reilly LB Villanova Received from New England Patriots for T Wayne Mass (Aug. 28, 1972); Played for Philadelphia Eagles 1973-1974; New England Patriots 1975
7 163 Benny Shepherd RB Arkansas Tech Received Pick from New England Patriots for G/C Bill Griffin (Sep. 26, 1972); Did not play
7 178 Willie Hatter WR Northern Illinois Received from Cleveland Browns for C Bob DeMarco (Sep. 26, 1972); Did not play
7 182 Thomas Smith RB Miami (FL) Played for Dolphins 1973
8 208 Archie Pearmon DE NE Oklahoma Did not play
9 234 Karl Lorch DE USC Played for Washington Redskins 1976-1981
10 260 Ron Fernandes DE East. Michigan Played for Baltimore Colts 1976-1977, 1979
11 286 Chris Kete C Boston Col. Did not play
12 312 Mike Mullen LB Tulane Did not play
13 338 Joe Booker RB Did not play
14 364 Greg Boyd DB Arizona Poayed for New England Patriots 1973; New Orlea Saints 1974
15 389 Bill Palmer TE St. Thomas Did not play
16 416 James Jackson DE Norfolk St. Did not play
17 442 Charlie Wade WR Tennessee St. Played for Chicago Bears 1974; Green Bay Packers 1975; Kansas City Chiefs 1977
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