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 27 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.
To get us through those 27 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.
Today, we continue with the 1980 selections.
|1||21||Don McNeal||DB||Alabama||Played for Dolphins 1980-1989|
|2||48||Dwight Stephenson||C||Alabama||Played for Dolphins 1980-1987; 5 Pro Bowls; 4 First Team All Pro; Hall of Fame (1998)|
|3||75||Bill Barnett||DE||Nebraska||Played for Dolphins 1980-1985|
|4||100||Elmer Bailey||WR||Minnesota||Played for Dolphins 1980-1981; Baltimore Colts 1982|
|5||132||NO PICK||Traded to Washington Redskins (with RB Benny Malone) for FB Jim Braxton and 1979 third round pick (Oct. 10, 1978) (Pick subsequently traded to Seattle Seahawks)|
|6||158||Eugene Byrd||WR||Michigan St.||Did not play|
|7||185||Joe Rose||TE||California||Played for Dolphins 1980-1985; Los Angeles Rams 1987|
|8||212||Jeff Allen||DB||California-Davis||Played for Dolphins 1980; San Diego Chargers 1982|
|8||214||David Woodley||QB||LSU||Received from Washington Redskins for TE Jim Mandich and 1979 8th round pick (May 11, 1978); Played for Dolphins 1980-1983; Pittsburgh Steelers 1984-1985|
|9||239||Mark Goodspeed||T||Nebraska||Played for St. Louis Cardinals 1980|
|10||271||Doug Lantz||C||Miami (OH)||Did not play|
|10||272||Ben Long||LB||South Dakota||Received from Philadelphia Eagles for 11th round pick; Did not play|
|11||279||Phil Driscoll||DE||Mankato St.||Received from San Francisco 49ers sending DB Charles Cornelius; Did not play|
|11||298||NO PICK||Traded to Philadelphia Eagles for 10th round pick|
|11||302||NO PICK||Traded to Philadelphia Eagles for 10th round pick|
|12||325||Chuck Stone||G||North Carolina St.||Did not play|