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.
|1||24||Jon Giesler||T||Michigan||Played for Dolphins 1979-1988|
|2||53||Jeff Toews||G||Washington||Played for Dolphins 1979-1985|
|3||61||Tony Nathan||RB||Alabama||Received from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Randy Crowder (Aug. 21, 1978); Played from Dolphins 1979-1987; 1 First Team All Pro|
|3||63||Mel Land||LB||Michigan St.||Received from New York Giants for RB Larry Csonka (Apr. 6, 1976); Played for Dolphins 1979; San Francisco 49ers 1980|
|3||65||Ronnie Lee||T||Baylor||Received from New Orleans for Don Reese (Aug. 22, 1978); Played for Dolphins 1979-1982; Atlanta Falcons 1983; Dolphins 1984-1989; Seattle Seahawks 1990-1992|
|3||79||NO PICK||Traded to Atlanta Falcons for Ralph Ortega (Apr. 18, 1979)|
|4||107||Steve Howell||FB||Baylor||Played for Dolphins 1979-1981|
|5||134||Don Bessillieu||DB||Georgia Tech||Played for Dolphins 1979-1981; St. Louis Cardinals 1982; Los Angeles Raiders 1983, 1985|
|6||162||Steve Lindquist||G||Nebraska||Did not play|
|7||189||Uwe von Schamann||K||Oklahoma||Played for Dolphins 1979-1984|
|8||206||Jeff Groth||WR||Bowling Green||Received from Washington Redskins for Jim Mandich (May 11, 1978); Played for Dolphins 1979; Houston Oilers 1979-1980; New Orleans Saints 1981-1985|
|8||215||Glenn Blackwood||DB||Texas||Received from Denver Broncos for Jim Kiick (Apr. 1, 1976); Played for Dolphins 1979-1987|
|8||217||NO PICK||Traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Council Rudolph (Jul. 5, 1978)|
|9||244||Jeff Weston||T||Notre Dame||Played for New York Giants 1979-1982|
|10||258||Jerome Stanton||DB||Michigan St.||Received from Detroit Lions for Karl Baldischwiler (Aug. 28, 1978); Did not play|
|10||272||Mike Kozlowski||DB||Colorado||Played for Dolphins 1979, 1981-1986|
|11||299||Mike Blanton||DE||Georgia Tech||Did not play|
|12||327||Larry Fortner||QB||Miami||Did not play|