Miami Dolphins at 50: Top 10 WRs

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No. 7 – Paul Warfield

When you have the perfect backfield in Larry Csonka, Mercury Morris, and Jim Kiick you’re not going to pass much. Which explains why Warfield never caught more than 50 passes and only more than 40 once.

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Warfield arrived in Miami in 1970 at the age of 28 after spending six seasons with the Cleveland Browns. During his time with the Dolphins, Warfield would have two 11 touchdown seasons and had his best season with Miami in 1971. He hauled down 43 catches for 996 yards while notching one of those two 11-touchdown seasons.

Moreover, Warfield still leads the Dolphins in yards per reception with 21.6 amongst wide receivers with more than 100 catches.

While in largely a spread the field role in the Super Bowl days, Warfield had a spectacular playoff in 1971. He averaged 101 yards in the three playoff games during that year including a 140 yard on two receptions outing in the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Colts.

Warfield’s production would dip massively in his 30s, but his ability to spread out the field and make plays when called upon, especially in the smash mouth era in the 70s, earns him the seventh spot on this list.