Miami Dolphins: The best starter at each position in franchise history

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Best WRs in Miami Dolphins history: Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, & Chris Chambers

Mark Clayton

Arguably the best wide receiver in Miami Dolphins’ history, Mark Clayton is WR1 for our all-time team.

He is the franchise leader in career receptions and touchdowns and is second in receiving yards by less than 240. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and led the league in touchdown receptions on two different occasions.

Mark Duper

If Clayton is 1A, then Mark Duper is 1B. Aside from the touchdown ratio, the two have eerily similar statistics and career paths. Both were favorite targets of Dan Marino during the quarterback’s most dominant years, with Duper having the edge in receiving yards for the franchise record.

It is very unlikely that any players will be challenging the franchise numbers of the Marks Brothers, whose names will live at the top of the record books forever.

Chris Chambers

The 3rd wide receiver spot was a more difficult choice, and in the interest of recency, Chris Chambers is the one who gets the nod.

Aside from Nat Moore who last played for the Dolphins in 1986, Chambers is third behind the Marks Brothers in franchise receiving yards and touchdowns. OJ McDuffie would have been the next in line.