Looking back at the Miami Dolphins 1981 Draft - A historical perspective

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We are 26 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 1981 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 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.

Rnd Pick Player Pos School Remarks
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.
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