Looking back at the Miami Dolphins 1978 Draft - A historical perspective

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

We are 33 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 1978 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 33 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.

To get us through those 33 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 1978 selections.

Rnd Pick Player Pos School Remarks
1 24 NO PICK Traded to San Francisco 49ers for RB Delvin Williams (Apr. 17, 1978)
2 51 Guy Benjamin QB Stanford Played for Dolphins 1978-1979; New Orleans Saints 1980; San Francisco 49ers 1981-1983
3 64 Lyman Smith DT Duke Received from New York Giants for RB Larry Csonka (Apr. 6, 1976); Played for Minnesota Vikings 1978
3 81 Jimmy Cefalo WR Penn St. Played for Dolphins 1978-1984
4 93 Gerald Small DB San Jose St. Received from Cleveland Browns for WR Paul Warfield (Apr. 8, 1976); Played for Dolphins 1978-1983; Atlanta Falcons 1984
4 106 Eric Laakso T Tulane Played for Dolphins 1978-1984
NO PICK Traded to San Francisco 49ers for RB Delvin Williams (Apr. 17, 1978)
5 111 Ted Burgmeier DB Notre Dame Played for Kansas City Chiefs 1978
6 163 Doug Betters DE Nevada-Reno Played for Dolphins 1978-1987; 1 Pro Bowl; 1 First Team All Pro
7 178 Karl Baldischwiler T Oklahoma Received from Cleveland Browns for WR Paul Warfield (Apr. 8, 1976); Played for Detroit Lions 1978-1983; Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts 1983, 1985-1986
7 190 Lloyd Henry WR NE Missouri St. Did not play
8 217 Sean Clancy LB Amherst Played for Dolphins 1978; St. Louis Cardinals 1979
9 247 Bruce Hardy TE Arizona St. Played for Dolphins 1978-1989
10 274 Mark Dennard C Texas A&M Played for Dolphins 1979-1983; Philadelphia Eagles 1984-1985
NO PICK Traded to Seattle Seahawks for DT Carl Barisich (Jul. 20, 1977)
12 331 Mike Moore RB Middle Tenn. St. Did not play
12 333 Bill Kenney QB Northern Colorado Received from Denver Broncos for RB Jim Kiick (Apr. 10, 1976); Played for Kansas City Chiefs 1980-1988; 1 Pro Bowl
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