The ’89 draft brought depth talent to the Dolphins and one big time hitter. In round one the Dolphins dafted Sammy Smith. Smith spent three seasons with the Dolphins and was then traded to Denver for RB Bobby Humphrey.
The two careers were eerily similar. Both were first round picks although Humphrey was a supplemental draft pick. Both played three seasons for the draft teams were traded straight up and each only played one more season in the NFL after the trade.
Jeff Uhlenhake spent five seasons with Miami after being drafted in the 5th round. He started 59 of 63 games at center for the Dolphins. Fellow offensive lineman Bert Weidner started 39 of 81 games along the offensive line during his six seasons in the NFL. All with Miami.
In round 12 the Dolphins drafted DB J.B. Brown. Brown spent eight seasons of his 12 year NFL career in Miami recording 16 interceptions and five forced fumbles.
The Dolphins also got a lot of “leg” out of Pete Stoyanovich who was drafted in round eight and spent seven of his 13 NFL seasons with Miami.
It was however in the 2nd of Miami’s two first round draft picks that Miami found a hard hitting safety, Louis Oliver. Oliver played a total of seven seasons for Miami and registered 27 sacks over his eight eyear year career. One with the Bengals.
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