The best Miami Dolphins draft picks in each round

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Round 7 – Jake Scott – (Safety – 1970) – Jake Scott never missed a game in his nine years in the NFL (6 with Miami, 3 with Washington). During that time Scott tallied 49 career interceptions. During his six years in Miami, Scott was an All-Pro four times (2 first team, 2-second team). Scott was named the MVP of Super Bowl VII where he helped the Dolphins complete the only undefeated season in NFL history with two interceptions. Honorable Mention – Uwe Von Schamann (Kicker – 1979), Joe Rose (Tight End – 1980), and Jason Sanders (Kicker – 2018)

Round 8 – Mark Clayton – (Wide Receiver – 1981) – Clayton made up the other half of the “Marks Brothers”. Mark Clayton caught 79 of his 84 career touchdown passes from Dan Marino, making them the most prolific in Dolphins history. Clayton eclipsed the 1000-yard mark five times in his 10-year career. Even though small in stature (5’9” 177 lbs) Clayton was a monster on the field. Honorable Mention – Glenn Blackwood (Safety – 1979), David Woodley (QB – 1980), and Pete Stoyanovich (Kicker – 1989).

Round 9 – Vern Den Herder – (Defensive End – 1971) – Den Herder was drafted in 1971 and played 12 seasons for the Miami Dolphins. Den Herder was a key player on Miami’s two Super Bowl winning defenses. Den Herder finished his career in Miami with 65 career sacks. Not only was Vern Den Herder a very good player for Miami, he was also one of my favorite football cards growing up!

Round 10 – Mark Dennard – (Center – 1978) – As you might imagine the pickings get a little slim when you are talking about round 10 in the draft. The draft doesn’t even go that long anymore. With that being said, Dennard did carve out a seven-year NFL career, five with Miami and two with Philadelphia. Not bad for a 10th-round pick. Honorable Mention – Gary Fencik (Safety – 1976) While never playing for Miami, Fencik did play 12 years for the Bears and was an All-Pro twice.