Sunday, April 17, 2011

Best overall draft pick

Okay, time to ask for your input....

Who is the Dolphins all-time best draft pick, who is NOT named Dan Marino?

It can be a player who was drafted, or if you have someone in mind who was traded for a draft pick (say Ricky), that works too.

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Dick Anderson (who I say *is* the best draft pick - including Marino):

some stats from Wikipedia (since I couldn't remember them all):
3-time Pro Bowl selection (1972, 1973, 1974)
3-time All-Pro selection (1972, 1973, 1974)
2-time Super Bowl champion (VIII, VII)
NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
1973 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
1993 College Football Hall-of-Fame Inductee
2006 Dolphins Honor Roll Member

Let the arguing begin...

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Jose, you are crazy, Paul Warfield was much better than Anderson. I love Dick Anderson but how can you compare him to a first ballot hall of famer? We traded a No 1 in 1970 for Warfield and it was obviously well worth it. Another consideration is Jake Scott. Scott was a 7th rounder in 1970.

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Also Larry Little, another Hall of Famer.

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How about Mark Clayton in, what the 13th round?

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Clayton was an 8th rounder but yes, good one.

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Jeff Cross in the 9th

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Yes, crazy like a fox, man. :)

Granted, Warfield is a good choice - the guy was the deep threat that helped Zonk and the others pile on the yards. I think an argument can be made for several others on those 70s Super Bowl teams as well.

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Yes, very good choices. I would lean to Dick Anderson myself, but hey its all opinion anyway!

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That's what makes it so fun...