2016 NFL Draft Preview Dolphins Draft History At Wide Receiver
The Dolphins selected a wide receiver in the first round for the fifth time when they picked DeVante Parker with the 14th overall selection a year ago.Tom Brady Jersey
The other Dolphins first-round picks at the position were Ted Ginn Jr. in 2009, Yatil Green in 1997,Colin Kaepernick Jersey O.J. McDuffie in 1993 and Randal Hill in 1991.Kelvin Benjamin Jersey
Overall, the Dolphins selected 58 wide receivers in their first 50 drafts, including 2015 fifth-round selection Tony Lippett,Dick Butkus Jersey who actually was selected as a cornerback after playing that position part time at Michigan State.
The Dolphins have had their best draft success at wide receiver in the second round, the latest example being 2015 team co-MVP Jarvis Landry.Matthew Stafford Jersey He was the third Dolphins wide receiver drafted in the second round to earn a Pro Bowl invitation after Mark Duper (drafted in 1982) and Chris Chambers (2001).
The Dolphins have made a habit of doubling down on wide receivers in recent years, even if you decide to categorize Lippett as a cornerback.Peyton Manning Jersey
When they drafted Landry in 2014, the Dolphins also picked wide receiver Matt Hazel in Round 6; in 2012, they took B.Marcus Mariota JerseyJ. Cunningham in Round 6 and Rishard Matthews in Round 7; in 2009, it was Patrick Turner in Round 3 followed by Brian Hartline in Round 4; and in 2006,DeForest Buckner Jersey the Dolphins followed the selection of Derek Hagan in the third round by drafting Devin Aromashodu in the seventh round.
Besides Landry, Duper and Chambers,Luke Kuechly Jersey Dolphins draft picks who went on to earn Pro Bowl invitation at wide receiver include Nat Moore (3rd round pick in 1974), Mark Clayton (8th round, 1983) and Anthony Carter (12th round pick in 1983 who made the Pro Bowl with the Minnesota Vikings).Jay Cutler Jersey
The very first draft pick used by the Dolphins on a wide receiver turned out to be a wise decision. In the 12th round of the 1966 AFL draft, the Dolphins selected Howard Twilley, who would go on to play 120 games for Miami and scored the team's first-ever Super Bowl touchdown in the victory against Washington to cap the 1972 perfect season.