List of Miami Dolphins first-round draft picks

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Dan Marino, drafted by the Dolphins in 1983, became a Hall of Famer in 2005.

The Miami Dolphins, a professional American football team based in Miami, Florida, are part of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Dolphins were founded by Joseph Robbie and Danny Thomas in 1965.[1] They began playing in the American Football League (AFL) as an expansion team in 1966 and joined the NFL as part of the AFL–NFL merger in 1967.[1]

They first participated in the 1966 AFL Annual Player Selection Meeting, more commonly known as the NFL Draft.[2] In the annual NFL Draft, each franchise seeks to add new players to its roster. Teams are ranked in reverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.[3]

As an expansion team in the AFL, the Dolphins were granted the first two picks in the 1966 American Football League Draft.[4] They selected Jim Grabowski and Rick Norton with the first and second picks, respectively. The Dolphins' first selection as an NFL team was Bob Griese, a quarterback from Purdue. The team's most recent first-round selection was Laremy Tunsil, an Offensive tackle from Mississippi.


Table key
^ Indicates the player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
 *  Selected number one overall
The Dolphins did not draft a player in the first round that year.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular AFL or NFL Draft.
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

Player selections

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Ronnie Brown was selected in the 2005 NFL Draft.
Miami Dolphins first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1966 1 Grabowski, JimJim Grabowski * Running back Illinois
1966 2 Norton, RickRick Norton Quarterback Kentucky
1967 4 Griese, BobBob Griese ^ Quarterback Purdue
1968 8 Csonka, LarryLarry Csonka ^ Fullback Syracuse
1968 27 Crusan, DougDoug Crusan Offensive tackle Indiana [a]
1969 11 Stanfill, BillBill Stanfill Defensive end Georgia
1970 No pick [b]
1971 No pick [c]
1972 25 Kadish, MikeMike Kadish Defensive tackle Notre Dame
1973 No pick [d]
1974 26 Reese, DonDon Reese Defensive end Jackson State
1975 23 Carlton, DarrylDarryl Carlton Offensive tackle Tampa
1976 17 Gordon, LarryLarry Gordon Linebacker Arizona State [e]
1976 19 Bokamper, KimKim Bokamper Linebacker San Jose State
1977 13 Duhe, A. J.A. J. Duhe Defensive end Louisiana State
1978 No pick [f]
1979 24 Giesler, JonJon Giesler Offensive tackle Michigan
1980 21 McNeal, DonDon McNeal Defensive back Alabama
1981 13 Overstreet, DavidDavid Overstreet Running back Oklahoma
1982 24 Foster, RoyRoy Foster Guard USC
1983 27 Marino, DanDan Marino ^ Quarterback Pittsburgh
1984 14 Shipp, JackieJackie Shipp Linebacker Oklahoma [g]
1985 27 Hampton, LorenzoLorenzo Hampton Running back Florida
1986 No pick [h]
1987 16 Bosa, JohnJohn Bosa Defensive end Boston College [i]
1988 16 Kumerow, EricEric Kumerow Defensive end Ohio State
1989 9 Smith, SammieSammie Smith Running back Florida State
1989 25 Oliver, LouisLouis Oliver Safety Florida [j]
1990 9 Webb, RichmondRichmond Webb Offensive tackle Texas A&M
1991 23 Hill, RandalRandal Hill Wide receiver Miami (FL)
1992 7 Vincent, TroyTroy Vincent Defensive back Wisconsin [k]
1992 12 Coleman, MarcoMarco Coleman Linebacker Georgia Tech
1993 25 McDuffie, O. J.O. J. McDuffie Wide receiver Penn State
1994 20 Bowens, TimTim Bowens Defensive tackle Mississippi [l]
1995 25 Milner, BillyBilly Milner OT Houston
1996 20 Gardener, DarylDaryl Gardener Defensive tackle Baylor
1997 15 Green, YatilYatil Green Wide receiver Miami (FL)
1998 29 Avery, JohnJohn Avery Running back Mississippi [m]
1999 No pick [n]
2000 No pick [o]
2001 26 Fletcher, JamarJamar Fletcher Defensive back Wisconsin
2002 No pick [p]
2003 No pick [p]
2004 19 Carey, VernonVernon Carey Offensive tackle Miami (FL) [q]
2005 2 Brown, RonnieRonnie Brown Running back Auburn
2006 16 Allen, JasonJason Allen Defensive back Tennessee
2007 9 Ginn, Jr., TedTed Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver Ohio State
2008 1 Long, JakeJake Long * Offensive tackle Michigan
2009 25 Davis, VontaeVontae Davis Cornerback Illinois
2010 28 Odrick, JaredJared Odrick DT Penn State [r]
2011 15 Pouncey, MikeMike Pouncey Center Florida
2012 8 Tannehill, RyanRyan Tannehill Quarterback Texas A&M
2013 3 Jordan, DionDion Jordan Defensive end Oregon [s]
2014 19 James, Ja'WuanJa'Wuan James Offensive tackle Tennessee
2015 14 Parker, DeVanteDeVante Parker Wide receiver University of Louisville
2016 13 Tunsil, LaremyLaremy Tunsil Offensive tackle Mississippi



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  2. Branch, John (2000-04-09). "The 2000 Liars Club/ Draft makes Broncos coach cloak intentions". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  3. Pittman, Andrew; John Otto Spengler; Sarah J. Young (2008). Case studies in sport law. Human Kinetics. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-7360-6821-5.
  4. "Pro football draft history: 1966". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 2015 Media Guide: All-Time Trades, p. 655
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 2015 Media Guide: All-Time Trades, p. 656
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 2015 Media Guide: All-Time Trades, p. 657
  8. 1 2 2015 Media Guide: All-Time Trades, p. 658
  9. 1 2 2015 Media Guide: All-Time Trades, p. 659

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