The Miami Dolphins have had their share of draft busts but Eric Kumerow was one of the worst.
In 1988, the Dolphins made one of their worst draft picks in history taking Eric Kumerow with the 16th overall pick. Kumerow was terrible from the start but given the draft status, he lasted three years with the Dolphins before they finally had enough and made a trade to move on.
In his three seasons with Miami, Kumerow stated no games, posted one interception and five sacks. He played in 42 games.
The Dolphins found a trade partner in the Chicago Bears and in 1991 the Dolphins sent Kumerow to the Bears for cornerback Vestee Jackson.
Jackson had been with the Bears since 1986 and was an established corner having started 59 of 76 games with 15 interceptions. Considering what it took Miami to get him, it was a steal.
Jackson spent three years with Miami starting 26 of 43 games. He wasn’t great by any means but the Dolphins got value in the deal as Jackson contributed three interceptions.
Jackson’s last year in the NFL came in 1993 and ended with the Dolphins. As for Kumerow, his NFL career ended with Miami as well. Following the trade, Kumerow did not make the Bears roster and was out of the NFL.
If there was a bright side to the Kumerow drafting for the NFL as a whole, his sister married another Miami Dolphins draft bust, John Bosa. Bosa and Kumerow’s sister would produce Nick and Joey Bosa who are two of the best defenders in the NFL. Not that it does Miami any good.