Bottlenose Poll of the Week: Biggest Draft Steal in Dolphins History?

21 May
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13 Responses to “Bottlenose Poll of the Week: Biggest Draft Steal in Dolphins History?”

  1. InFINcible May 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    After the recent conclusion of the Jamarcus Russell debacle you’ve gotta say Marino was the biggest steal.Late first round for a HOF franchise QB we see a lot of teams hope they are getting #1 overall.

    Zach was obviously a steal as was that other guy that wore #99…but I’m pretty sure he’s dead (to me at least).

    Go FINS!!

    • danewen May 22, 2010 at 12:00 am #

      Marino was a steal at anything after pick #1.

      • peter May 22, 2010 at 6:43 am #

        Marino was definatly a steal after the # 1 pick and he is arguably the best QB to ever play……..But JT was also a great pick in the 3rd round

  2. phins May 22, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    Marino would have been a steal at #1

  3. Ken May 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    Indeed, Marino was a steal! Kills me to say this as a Dolphins fan, but there’s another HOF QB who was a greater steal –6th rounder. For Fins, however, all of the above choices were steals in their own rights, in their own eras. Couldn’t imagine Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid without one another. Clayton was swift. Zach was relentless. All definitely steals who’d helped Miami in their time.

    • danewen May 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

      Yeah, got to hand it to the Patsies for nabbing Brady that late. Kurt Warner was a pretty good find too.

      Thanks for stopping by The Bottlenose, Ken.

  4. ghotirule May 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Dan Marino.

  5. shaggy May 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    Um, yeah, Marino. How many stiff QB’s were taken before him? Based on his greatness he should have been in the poll. Based on your choices, my vote would be Clayton, considering the modern draft would make him a free agent pick.

    • danewen May 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

      We all love Marino, and it’s insane how many QBs were picked ahead of him. But Unitas went in the 9th round. Montana in the 3rd. Brady in the 6th. Tarkenton in the 3rd. Favre in the 2nd. That Marino fell to us where he did was absurd, but he was picked in the 1st round.

      At any rate, that’s why I didn’t include him in the steal category. Now if you’ll excuse me I’ve got to go stare lovingly at my Marino Wheaties box and watch an old VHS tape of his comeback versus New England.

  6. MiaMarino May 24, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    Just for the heck of it, how about Jim “CRASH” Jensen in round 11, pick 291. Always one of my favorites. 12 great productive years. Forgotten by all but diehard fans.

    • danewen May 24, 2010 at 11:42 am #

      Jensen was clutch. Though he barely eclipsed 2,000 yards receiving in his career, it was the importance of his catches, which so often were made at crucial times.

      My favorite stat? 1984. Marino tore up everyone in sight, but it was Crash who completed 100% of his passes, for 35 yards and a TD.

  7. MiaMarino May 24, 2010 at 1:41 am #

    Danewen, you need to get a box of Marin-o’s to go next to the Wheaties. They tasted awful, but great collectible.

    • danewen May 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

      Did they make Crash-berries too?

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