The 12 Biggest Draft Mistakes in Miami Dolphins History

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The 12 Biggest Draft Mistakes in Miami Dolphins History
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The Miami Dolphins experienced something in 2012 that the franchise had not experienced in quite some time. 

They actually had a pretty good draft. 

Ryan Tannehill, the promising and potential franchise quarterback, was taken in the first round. Jonathan Martin could end up being a very serviceable left tackle for Miami (if he isn't moved back to the right side). Lamar Miller and Olivier Vernon were both great finds by Jeff Ireland, the former getting set to take over as Miami's feature back and the latter earning a reputation as a special teams playmaker. 

Even some of the Dolphins' late picks turned in decent performances as off-the-bench rotational guys (Kheeston Randall, Josh Kaddu). Michael Egnew obviously has work to do, and a couple of other late picks didn't pan out, but overall 2012 was one of the team's best drafts in recent memory. 

That's good, because Miami's past is fraught with draft mistakes. As we continue to prepare for the 2013 NFL draft later this month, let's take a look at some of the Dolphins' most egregious errors and hope they don't make similar blunders this year. 

(Note: These are not in any particular order.) 

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