ORG XMIT: TXMO117 Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones (12) passes under pressure from Texas defensive tackle Kheeston Randall (91) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

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Longhorns drafted in the NFL: Miami Dolphins

Posted April 25th, 2016

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Editor’s note: Leading up to the 2016 Draft, we took a look at each NFL team’s Longhorn draft history.

Over the next week leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, we’re taking a look at the best Texas Longhorns players drafted by each team.

Miami Dolphins (1966-present)

Best pick: Glenn Blackwood, defensive back, 1979

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Blackwood played nine seasons and his whole career for the Dolphins. The San Antonio product teamed with his brother Lyle to form what Dolphins fans called “The Bruise Brothers” in 1981. Blackwood had 29 career interceptions after being taken in the eighth round, 215th overall in the 1979 draft. At Texas, Blackwood had 62 tackles and and three interceptions as a junior, his best season.

In December of 2015, to commemorate their 50th season, the Dolphins named Blackwood as a member of their All-Time team along with Ricky Williams.

Most recent pick: Kheeston Randall, defensive tackle, 2012

The Dolphins took Randall in the seventh round, 215th overall (look at where Blackwood was taken) in 2012. However, unlike Blackwood, Randall didn’t make an impact with the Dolphins. He played in 12 games with the Dolphins before heading to Minnesota in 2013 where he never saw action.

First pick: Blackwood. Not bad for the first time dipping into the Longhorn pool.

Of note: Only four Longhorn players have been drafted by the Dolphins. One of those players won a BCS National Championship at Texas. Rodrique Wright was a seventh round pick by the Dolphins. All four of Miami’s picks were taken between 215-226 in the draft, and only Blackwood played more than two seasons with the Dolphins.

ORG XMIT: KSD103 Actor Matthew McConaughey, center, gestures as he poses for a team photo with University of Texas football players Rodrique Wright (90) and David Thomas (16) during a team photo session at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006. McConaughey attended the University of Texas. The Longhorns face Southern California in the national championship game at the Rose Bowl Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Actor Matthew McConaughey, center, gestures as he poses for a team photo with University of Texas football players Rodrique Wright (90) and David Thomas (16) during a team photo session at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006. McConaughey attended the University of Texas. The Longhorns face Southern California in the national championship game at the Rose Bowl Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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