"The 2007 Miami Dolphins nearly accomplished a feat never before done, although it was accomplished the next year by the Detroit Lions. No team in NFL history had gone 0-16 on a season. The Dolphins eked out one overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens to finish 1-15 on the year. With that miserable record, Miami claimed the first pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
With that selection, the Dolphins picked University of Michigan tackle Jake Long. At the time, the decision came down to Long or defensive end Chris Long. Now, looking back, many fans argue that the Dolphins should have taken Matt Ryan with that selection, but that's revisionist history, trying to remake the fact that Ryan, selected third overall by the Atlanta Falcons, was not seen as a franchise quarterback and was not thought to be worthy of the first overall pick.
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