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The Best Miami Dolphins First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Updated July 26, 2019 1.1k votes 54 voters 1.1k views47 items

List RulesVote based only on career success with the Miami Dolphins. Only picks made during Super Bowl era (since 1967).

The Miami Dolphins' best first-round picks in the NFL draft were integral in securing the franchise's only two Super Bowl titles. Hall of Famers like Bob Griese and Larry Csonka have cemented their status among the best football players of all time.

Dan Marino, one of the best quarterbacks of all time and possibly the best Miami Dolphins player ever, was a first-round Miami Dolphins draft pick, and though he did not secure a Super Bowl ring, the Dolphins likely do not regret taking him with the 27th pick in 1983.

So who has been the top first-round draft pick in Dolphins history? The stats below reflect only players' time spent with the Dolphins, and that's what you should consider when voting. How much did these players help the team that drafted them?

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  • Dan Marino1

    Overall selection: 27 (1983)

    Stats
    242 games played, 61,361 passing yards (420 touchdowns, 252 interceptions), 86.4 QB rating

    Accomplishments
    2005 Hall of Fame inductee
    1984 NFL MVP
    1984 Offensive Player of the Year
    1994 Comeback Player of the Year
    1998 Walter Payton Man of the Year
    9-time Pro Bowl selection (1983-1987, 1991-1992, 1994-1995)
    3-time first-team All-Pro (1984-1986)

  • Larry Csonka2

    Overall selection: 8 (1968)

    Stats
    106 games played, 6,737 rushing yards (53 touchdowns), 688 receiving yards (4 touchdowns)

    Accomplishments
    1987 Hall of Fame inductee
    1979 Comeback Player of the Year
    5-time Pro Bowl selection (1970-1974)
    2-time first-team All-Pro (1971, 1973)
    2-time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl VII, Super Bowl VIII)

  • Bob Griese3

    Overall selection: 4 (1967)

    Stats
    161 games played, 25,092 passing yards (192 touchdowns, 172 interceptions), 77.1 QB rating

    Accomplishments
    1990 Hall of Fame inductee
    8-time Pro Bowl selection (1967-1968, 1970-1971, 1973-1974, 1977-1978)
    2-time first-team All-Pro (1971, 1977)
    2-time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl VII, Super Bowl VIII)

  • Richmond Webb4

    Overall selection: 9 (1990)

    Stats
    163 games played

    Accomplishments
    7-time Pro Bowl selection (1990-1996)
    2-time first-team All-Pro (1992, 1994)

  • A. J. Duhe5

    Overall selection: 13 (1977)

    Stats
    108 games played, 8.5 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, 3 interceptions

    Accomplishments
    1977 Defensive Rookie of the Year
    1984 Pro Bowl Selection

  • Bill Stanfill6

    Overall selection: 11 (1969)

    Stats
    109 games played, 2 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 8 fumble recoveries

    Accomplishments
    5-time Pro Bowl selection (1969, 1971-1974)
    1972 first-team All-Pro
    2-time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl VII, Super Bowl VIII)

  • Jake Long7

    Overall selection: 1 (2008)

    Stats
    74 games played, 2 fumble recoveries

    Accomplishments
    4-time Pro Bowl selection (2008-2011)
    2010 first-team All-Pro

  • Laremy Tunsil8

    Overall selection: 13 (2016)

    Stats
    44 games played

  • O. J. McDuffie9
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    O. J. McDuffie

    Overall selection: 25 (1993)

    Stats
    116 games played, 5,074 receiving yards (29 touchdowns)

  • Troy Vincent10
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    Troy Vincent

    Overall selection: 7 (1992)

    Stats
    57 games played, 14 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 3 fumble recoveries

  • Roy Foster11

    Overall selection: 24 (1982)

    Stats
    132 games played, 4 fumble recoveries

    Accomplishments
    2-time Pro Bowl selection (1985-1986)

  • Kim Bokamper12

    Overall selection: 19 (1976)

    Stats
    127 games played, 6 interceptions (1 touchdown), 3 fumble recoveries, 1 safety

    Accomplishments
    1979 Pro Bowl selection

  • Don McNeal13

    Overall selection: 21 (1980)

    Stats
    110 games played, 18 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 5 fumble recoveries

  • Mike Pouncey14

    Overall selection: 15 (2011)

    Stats
    93 games played, 2 fumble recoveries

    Accomplishments
    3-time Pro Bowl selection (2013-2015)

  • Tim Bowens15

    Overall selection: 20 (1994)

    Stats
    157 games played, 22 sacks, 9 fumbles forced, 5 fumble recoveries (1 touchdown)

    Accomplishments
    1994 Defensive Rookie of the Year
    2-time Pro Bowl selection (1998, 2002)

  • Daryl Gardener16

    Overall selection: 20 (1996)

    Stats
    82 games played, 15 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries

  • Ronnie Brown17
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    Ronnie Brown

    Overall selection: 2 (2005)

    Stats
    76 games played, 4,815 rushing yards (36 touchdowns), 1,491 receiving yards (2 touchdowns)

    Accomplishments
    2008 Pro Bowl selection

  • Vernon Carey18

    Overall selection: 19 (2004)

    Stats
    121 games played, 8 fumble recoveries

  • Louis Oliver19
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    Louis Oliver

    Overall selection: 25 (1989)

    Stats
    105 games played, 24 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 8 fumble recoveries

  • DeVante Parker20

    Overall selection: 14 (2015)

    Stats
    54 games played, 2,217 receiving yards (9 touchdowns)

  • Doug Crusan21

    Overall selection: 27 (1968)

    Stats
    82 games played

    Accomplishments
    2-time Super Bowl champion (Super Bowl VII, Super Bowl VIII)

  • David Overstreet22

    Overall selection: 13 (1981)

    Stats
    14 games played, 392 rushing yards (1 touchdown), 55 receiving yards (2 touchdowns)

  • Marco Coleman23

    Overall selection: 12 (1992)

    Stats
    63 games played, 24 sacks, 6 fumbles forced

  • Ja'Wuan James24

    Overall selection: 19 (2014)

    Stats
    62 games played, 4 fumble recoveries

  • Ryan Tannehill25

    Overall selection: 8 (2012)

    Stats
    88 games played, 20,434 passing yards (123 touchdowns, 75 interceptions), 87 QB rating