In October of 2011 after an 0-4 Dolphins start to the season, the popular phrase Suck4Luck was starting to blossom on the internet. Many Dolphin fans quickly took to the mantra in hopes that by tanking the rest of the season, Luck would be on their side and the Dolphins would have a true franchise QB to lead the team for the next decade. At the time, we at Dolphins Draft wrote up a history of the Dolphins draft merits and asked for caution in hopes that the Dolphins savior would come via the Draft. As the season played out, the Dolphins played themselves out of Luck contention and instead settled for the eighth pick in the draft and eventual franchise QB Ryan Tannehill.
While the Dolphins seem to have gotten things back on the right track in terms of the Draft recently, errors are still being made and over the course of Dolphins history, have been at an alarming rate. With the April 2013 Draft fast approaching, once again we will re-visit the Dolphins previous draft history dating back almost two decades.
I should warn you, if you have a weak stomach, this may not be the read you’re looking for. Starting from 1995, Don Shula’s final year, let’s examine how the Dolphins have fared and the multitude of mistakes that have been made. (more…)