Looking back at the Miami Dolphins 1976 Draft - A historical perspective

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

We are 34 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 1976 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 37 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.

To get us through those 37 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 1975 selections.

Rnd Pick Player Pos School Remarks
1 17 Larry Gordon LB Arizona St. Received from Washington Redskins for QB Joe Theisman (Jan. 25, 1974); Played for Dolphins 1976-1982
1 19 Kim Bokamper DE San Jose St. Played for Dolphins 1977-1985; 1 Pro Bowl
2 49 Loaird McCreary TE Tennessee St. Played for Dolphins 1976-1978; New York Giants 1979
3 80 Duriel Harris WR New Mexico St. Played for Dolphins 1976-1983; Cleveland Browns 1984; Dallas Cowboys 1984; Dolphins 1985
4 98 Melvin Mitchell G Tennessee St. Played for Dolphins 1976-1977; Detroit Lions 1977; Dolphins 1978; Minnesota Vikings 1980
4 111 NO PICK Traded to Philadelphia Eagles for FB Norm Bulaich (July 9, 1975)
5 145 NO PICK Traded to Detroit Lions for 4th round pick (Sep. 7, 1975 - Also sent LB Larry Ball)
6 174 Gary Davis RB Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Played for Dolphins 1976-1979; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1980-1981
7 185 Joe Ingersoll G UNLV Received from New Orleans Saints for WR Mel Baker (Sep. 9, 1975); Did not play
7 200 John Owens DE Tennessee St. Did not play
8 230 Bob Simpson DE Colorado Played for Dolphins 1978
9 257 Norris Thomas DB Southern Miss Played for Dolphins 1977-1979; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1980-1984
10 281 Gary Fencik DB Yale Played for Chicago Bears 1976-1987; 2 Pro Bowls; 1 First Team All-Pro
10 282 Don Testerman RB Clemson Played for Seattle Seahawks 1976-1978; Dolphins 1980
11 312 Dexter Pride RB Minnesota Did not play
12 338 Randy Young T Iowa St. Played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976
12 341 Darryl Brandford DT Northwestern Received from St. Louis Cardinals for LB Rodrigo Barnes (Apr. 6, 1976); Did not play
13 366 Bernie Head C Tulsa Did not play
14 396 Bob Gissler LB South Dakota St. Did not play
15 423 Ron Holmes RB Utah St. Did not play
16 450 Mike Green K Ohio Did not play
17 480 Jeff Grantz QB South Carolina Did not play
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