Best draft pick from rounds 1-7 in Miami Dolphins history

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Best Miami Dolphins draft picks, Round 2: Mark Duper

Mark Duper makes our list as the best second round draft pick in team history, and he certainly has the accolades.

He along with Mark Clayton formed the Marks Brothers, wide receiver teammates who became the favorite targets of Dan Marino through the quarterback’s most dominant years.

Duper holds the team record for most career receiving yards with 8,869, a number that won’t be touched for some time, if ever. He is second on the receptions list, trailing Clayton by a mere 39 catches, and is third in all time touchdowns for the franchise. He spent each of his 11 career seasons as a member of the Dolphins.

Could you make a debate? Maybe, possibly. A trio of the Dolphins’ best cornerbacks ever were taken in the second round in Sam Madison, Patrick Surtain, and Xavien Howard, the latter of whom still has playing time left to add to his resume. It would likely be a generational argument if there was one, as Duper remains legendary to some of the older heads in the fan base.

But unlike other spots on our list, a debate is possible here.

Honorable mention: Bob Baumhower, Dwight Stephenson