After hitting on Vern Den Herder a year before the Dolphins attempted to strengthen their team as they began their quest for immortality.
Unfortunately for the Dolphins the 1972 draft was not what they had hoped it would be. The Dolphins spent their first round pick, number 25 overall on Mike Kadish, a defensive tackle. Then in round three they drafted Gary Kossins a running back.
Larry Ball, a linebacker, and defensive back Charlie Babb followed. Of the 17 draft picks that Miami made, only six made the initial roster. Kadish never played for the Dolphins and played for the Bills along with guard Bill Adams.
Who was the best?
Babb played his entire NFL career in Miami from ’72 to ’79. He played both cornerback positions and transitioned to strong safety for two seasons before moving back to corner. He registered 12 interceptions and nine forced fumbles. More impressive is that Babb was more of a back-up starting only 35 games of the 97 he played in.