Miami Dolphins Historical Perspective - 1974 Draft

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

We are 38 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 1974 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 38 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.

To get us through those 38 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 1974 selections.

Rnd Pick Player Pos School Remarks
1 26 Don Reese DT Jackson St. Played for Dolphins 1974-1976; New Orleans saints 1978-1980; San Diego Chargers 1981
2 38 Andre Tillman TE Texas Tech Received from Green Bay for QB Jim Del Gaizo (Aug. 22, 1973); Played for Dolphins 1975-1978
2 47 Benny Malone RB Arizona St. Received from Dallas Cowboys for WR Otto Stowe (May 10, 1973); Played for Dolphins 1974-1978; Washington Redskins 1978-1979
2 52 Jeris White DB Hawaii Played for Dolphins 1974-1976; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1977-1979; Washington Redskins 1980-1982
3 78 Nat Moore WR Florida Played for Dolphins 1974-1986; 1 Pro Bowl; 1 First Team All Pro
4 104 Bill Stevenson DB Drake Did not play
5 130 Cleveland Vann LB Oklahoma St. Did not play
6 136 Randy Crowder DT Penn St. Received from Baltimore Colts for RB Hubert Ginn (Oct. 2, 1973); Played for Dolphins 1974-1976; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1978-1980; (Note: Father of Channing Crowder)
6 156 Bob Wolfe T Nebraska Did not play
7 164 Carl Swierc WR Rice Received from New Orleans Saints for K Jeff White (Aug. 29, 1973); Did not play
7 182 Joe Sullivan G Boston Col. Did not play
8 208 Melvin Baker WR Texas Southern Played for Dolphins 1974; San Diego Chargers 1975; New England Patriots 1975; New Orleans Saints 1975; Houston Oilers 1976
9 212 Tom Wickert T Washington St. Received from Chicago Bears for CB Dave McCurry (Aug. 10, 1973); Played for Dolphins 1974; New Orleans saints 1975-1976; Kansas City Chiefs 1977; Detroit Lions 1977
9 234 Bob Lally LB Cornell Played for Green Bay Packers 1976
10 260 Gary Valbuena QB Tennessee Did not play
11 286 Gerry Roberts DE UCLA Did not play
12 312 Jim Revels DB Florida Did not play
13 338 Clayton Heath RB Wake Forest Played for Dolphins 1976; Buffalo Bills 1976
14 364 Sam Johnson LB Arizona St. Did not play
15 390 Larry Cates DB West. Michigan Did not play
16 416 Jessie Wolf DT Prairie View Did not play
17 442 Ken Dickerson DB Tuskegee Did not play
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