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 40 days, the newest members of the professional football fraternity will be selected and welcomed.
To get us through those 40 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.
We've already completed the first three Drafts. This morning, we continue with the 1971 selections.
|1||22||NO PICK||Conceded to Baltimore Colts for coach Don Shula|
|2||47||Otto Stowe||WR||Iowa St.||Played for Dolphins 1971-1972; Dallas Cowboys 1973; Denver Broncos 1974|
|3||74||Dale Farley||LB||West Virginia||Played for Dolphins 1971; Buffalo Bills 1972-1973|
|4||99||Joe Theismann||QB||Notre Dame||Played for CFL's Toronto Argonauts 1971-1973; Washington Redskins 1974-1985 (2 Pro Bowl; 1 First Team All Pro for Washington)|
|5||126||NO PICK||Traded to Pittsburgh Steelers for WR Willie Richardson|
|6||151||Dennis Coleman||LB||Mississippi||Played for New England Patriots 1971|
|7||178||Ron Dickerson||DB||Kansas St.||Did not play|
|8||NO PICK||Traded to Pittsburgh Steelers for C Bob DeMarco|
|9||230||Vern Den Herder||DE||Central College (IA)||Played for Dolphins 1971-1982|
|10||255||Ron Maree||DT||Purdue||Did not play|
|11||282||Vic Surma||T||Penn St.||Did not play|
|12||307||Leroy Byars||RB||Alcorn St.||Did not play|
|13||333||Lonnie Hepburn||DB||Texas Southern||Played for Baltimore Colts 1971-1972; Denver Broncos 1974|
|14||359||David Vaughn||TE||Memphis||Did not play|
|15||386||Bob Richards||G||California||Did not play|
|16||410||Chris Myers||WR||Kenyon||Did not play|
|17||437||Curt Mark||LB||Mayville St.||Did not play|