In 2000, the Miami Dolphins were headed in a new direction. With Dave Wannstedt now in complete control the team was taking on a new look and philosophy. Dan Marino was told he would need to compete with free agent addition Jay Fiedler and Marino opted to retire instead.
With no previous experience being in charge of a draft and new to being a general manager, Wannstedt made his first draft.
With an eye on fixing the offensive line, Wannstedt drafted Todd Wade with his first selection. A 2nd round pick. Wade lasted four years in Miami. Wannstedt’s 3rd round pick, DB Ben Kelly lasted one season and two games before he was gone.
Deon Dyer played three seasons with Miami and was a serviceable fullback. He was out of the league after those three seasons. Only DB Arturo Freeman who lasted more than four seasons. Freeman remained with Miami until after the 2004 season and spent one more season in New England before leaving the league.
Who was the best?