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Dave George: A draft-day bonanza? You couldn’t top Miami Dolphins getting Dan Marino at No. 27 in 1983

By Dave George - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Tuesday night’s premiere of the “Elway to Marino” documentary on ESPN was a lot of fun, but only for fans of the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos.

Watching all over again as Marino dropped through the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft to the Dolphins must have been torture for everybody else. It never should have happened, and never would have without the unfounded drug rumors that circulated around the league as a possible rationale for Marino’s disappointing senior season at Pitt.

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