The Dolphins seemed to rebound in ’76 with a stronger draft class than they have had over the last few years. With 17 rounds still in place for the NFL Drafts the Dolphins again drafted 20 players with 11 players making an NFL roster.
The Dolphins selected LB Larry Gordon in round 1, 17th overall. They followed that up with DE Kim Bokamper also in round one and in round three drafted Duriel Harris. All three had a huge impact on the Dolphins roster.
Today, Bokamper is still part of the Dolphins organization working with their media department. His nine seasons with the Dolphins was one more than Harris’ eight and Gordon’s seven. It was not however as long as the Dolphins 10th round pick.
For 13 seasons the Dolphins 10th round pick terrorized the NFL as a bruising ball hawking defensive back. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, Gary Fencik never played a down for the Dolphins and started his career with the Chicago Bears serving as the team captain for most of the 80’s. What might have been?
Who was the best?