The survey for the selection of our two starting wide receivers is over and the two players who will be promoted to our all-time list Miami dolphins Roster are-
Mark Clayton– Clayton was the clear leader in the poll and withdrew almost half of all votes with 46 percent or 257 votes out of a total of 562 votes. Mark Clayton was drafted in 1983 by the Miami Dolphins in the 8th round with the 223rd overall pick. Clayton would become one of the all-time draft bargains for the Dolphins in the ten years he played in South Florida. Clayton played with that one last year Green Bay Packer 1993 before it was finally hung. Clayton is likely to be fondly remembered as part of the duo known at the time as the “Marks Brothers” as he played against Mark Duper, both of whom were Dan Marino’s favorite targets during their playing days. Clayton was elected to the in his 11 year career Pro Bowl five times, was elected all-pro three times, and led the NFL twice in touchdowns, in 1984 and 1988. He has since been inducted into the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll. His total touchdowns in 1984 were a single season record at the time since he was broken by the great Jerry Rice, but still manages to hold third-all-time in the NFL. Clayton also holds a spot in the top 50 total receiving yards in the NFL at 8,974, making it 39th overall.
Paul Warfield– Warfield took second place in our vote with a respectable 27 percent of the total votes or 153 out of 562 total votes. Warfield was originally selected 11th overall in 1964 NFL draft until Cleveland Browns. Warfield played for the Browns for his first six seasons in the NFL before Don Shula and the Dolphins spent number three overall in a deal with the Browns to purchase Warfield. As most Dolphins fans know, Warfield was instrumental in the two Super bowl Seasons that resulted in Super Bowl victories for the Dolphins with Super Bowls VII and VIII. After playing for Miami for five seasons, he jumped into the World League for a year before returning to Cleveland, where he played his final two seasons in the NFL. Warfield has been elected to the Pro Bowl eight times in his 13 NFL seasons. His first appearance was his rookie season in 1963. He was then elected to every Pro-Bowl from 1968 to 1974 that included his entire run with the Phins. In addition, he was elected twice to the All-Pro First Team and three times to the All-Pro Second Team. He led the NFL in both 1968 and 1971 touchdowns. Warfield was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and also holds a spot in the Cleveland Browns Ring Of Honor and the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll. Warfield was elected to the NFL 1970’s All-Decade Team and the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
Before we go into the next round of nominations, let’s take a look at where we stand in building our list-
- Head coach– Don Shula
- Quarterback– Dan Marino
- center– Dwight Stephenson
- Cornerbacks– Sam Maddison and Patrick Surtain
- Linebacker– Zach Thomas, Nick Buoniconti, John Offerdahl, and AJ Duhe
- Close end– Keith Jackson
- Wide receiver– Mark Clayton and Paul Warfield
So now we come to the next position, security, so feel free to nominate up to two players this round as we ultimately have to pick our two best securities of all time from the list of nominations. As in the past, I’ll list some top names, but there’s no way you need to pick your nominations from this list below as this team has had a long stream of good collateral over the years. This list is not sorted, but simply sorted alphabetically by last name.
- Dick Anderson
- Yeremiah Bell
- Glenn Blackwood
- Lyle Blackwood
- Tim Foley
- Reshad Jones
- Brock Marion
- Louis Oliver
- Jake Scott
- Jarvis Williams
- Shawn Wood
Please give us your nominations below for the two best collateral that ever played for our Miami Dolphins-