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 Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever? 
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Mike Westhoff worked out Zach Thomas at Texas Tech to be a special-teams player. He sold Jimmy Johnson on him. Well, sort of. Jimmy didn't just wait until the fifth round to take Thomas. He made Thomas the Dolphins' third, fifth-round pick of the 1996 draft.

Jerris McPhail was the initial fifth-round pick Then came Shane Burton. Finally, with the 154th pick overall, the Dolphins picked Thomas.

If you're judging by lowest selection producing highest results, Thomas might be the best Dolphins' draft pick of all time.

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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
I would say for where he was drafted then yes....who would have guessed a late 5th round pick would produce on the field like he did......hell some 1st-2nd round picks don't pan out ether.

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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
Jason Taylor- 3rd round
Harry Galbreath- 8th round
JB Brown- 12th round
Jake Scott- 7th round
Mercury Morris- 3rd round
Dick Anderson- 3rd round
Larry Seiple- 7th round

Those are some of the better 3rd round and beyond picks....so yeah, he probably is the best value pick ever for the Dolphins

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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
I think its hard to argue against Marino in the first being the 27th pick and the 6th QB taken, that to me is a huge steal given the circumstance, Late round pick, sure Thomas was the best IMO, at least from a fans perspective. No player has given more to a team and been such a class act all the way through than number 54. My favorite dolphin (nudging out Surtain barely) of all time. I hope he gets into the hall, small man with a huge heart.

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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
Best Dolphin pick ever for a LB, but Marino is the best pick ever for the Dolphins. :jests:


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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
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Best Dolphin pick ever for a LB, but Marino is the best pick ever for the Dolphins. :jests:


I would venture to say the 2nd best pick, but Marino was the best pick and value pick. He was the 6th QB taken.

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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
Marino was taken in whats considered one of the greates draft classes of all time, Zach wasnt...

Marino was in a class with multiple HOF QB's...

While I agree Marino was a great pick as the 6th QB taken, Zach produced just as well for his position...

I can only hope some of our 1-3rd round picks now have half the career Zach did....

And that above list is missing 8th round pick Mark Clayton... Another one of the great late round picks...

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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
Mark at 8th was huge... I would say Zach for production/pro bowls at position selected would top my list. Marino is a tough call for best, but he would be my 2nd.


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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
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Mark at 8th was huge...


Definitely...missed that one on my list. It's still debatable as to whether the Marks' brothers benefited from Dan, or vice versa.

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Post Re: Was Zach Thomas the best Dolphins draft pick ever?
Value wise it still has to be Marino. 5th QB taken...Steal (obviously).

But if we're excluding 13, I would agree. To me, Thomas is not only the best value pick of all time but the second best player in Dolphin history.


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