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 26 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.
To get us through those 26 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 1981 selections.
|1||13||David Overstreet||RB||Oklahoma||Played for Dolphins 1983|
|2||43||NO PICK||Traded to Los Angeles Rams (with 3rd round pick, 1982 2nd round pick) for LB Bob Brudzinski and 2nd round pick (Apr 28, 1981)|
|2||56||Andra Franklin||FB||Nebraska||Received from Los Angeles Rams (with 3rd round pick, 1982 2nd round pick) for LB Bob Brudzinski and 2nd round pick (Apr 28, 1981); Played for Dolphins 1981-1984; 1 Pro Bowl|
|3||69||NO PICK||Traded to Los Angeles Rams (with 3rd round pick, 1982 2nd round pick) for LB Bob Brudzinski and 2nd round pick (Apr 28, 1981) (Subsequently traded to Washington Redskins)|
|4||84||Sam Greene||WR||UNLV||Received from New Orleans Saints with 1982 7th round pick for QB Guy Benjamin (Aug 28, 1980); Did not play.|
|4||96||Brad Wright||QB||New Mexico||Did not play.|
|5||126||Ken Poole||DE||La-Monroe||Plaued for Dolphins 1981|
|5||138||Tommy Vigorito||RB||Virginia||Received from Philadelphia Eagles for Leroy Harris (Aug. 27, 1979); Played for Dolphins 1981-1983, 1985|
|6||152||Mack Moore||DE||Texas A&M||Played for Dolphins 1985-1986; San Diego Chargers 1986|
|6||154||Fulton Walker||DB||West Virginia||Received from Minnesota Vikings (with 1982 5th round pick) for C Jim Langer (Sep 24, 1980); Played for Dolphins 1981-1985; Los Angeles Raiders 1985-1986|
|7||179||Mike Daum||T||Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo||Did not play.|
|8||208||William Judson||DB||South Carolina St.||Played for Dolphins 1982-1989|
|9||235||John Noonan||WR||Nebraska||Did not play.|
|10||261||Steve Folsom||TE||Utah||Played for Philadelphia Eagles 1981; Dallas Cowboys 1987-1990|
|11||291||Jim Jensen||WR||Boston Univ.||Played for Dolphins 1981-1992|
|12||318||John Alford||DT||South Carolina St.||Did not play.|