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

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Best Miami Dolphins draft picks, Round 6: Reggie Roby? Ed Newman? Doug Betters?

With the 4th round coming in a distant second, the sixth round has not been kind to the Dolphins in terms of producing any franchise legends. The most recognizable is probably Reggie Roby, but in terms of overall value to the franchise, either Ed Newman or Doug Betters is probably the choice.

Newman was an offensive guard who Miami selected in the 1973 Draft, and he played all of his 12 seasons with the Dolphins, bridging the gap between the undefeated team of 1972 and the Marino Era. He was a Pro Bowler was named to the All Pro team in each of his final four seasons.

Betters was a Miami lifer as well after being selected in the 1978 Draft. The defensive end had a 10-year career that could largely be considered as decent, outside of two dominant seasons in the early 80s. His 16 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries in 1983 was good enough for him to be named Defensive Player of the Year in the NFL, and he followed that up with 14 sacks the following season.

As far as some of the more recent 6th round picks that have been producers on the field for Miami, you could go with guys like Charles Clay or Yeremiah Bell, the latter of whom was a long-time member of the Dolphins and made the Pro Bowl in 2009.