Miami Dolphins win coin flip over Carolina Panthers, will pick 8th in NFL draft

The Miami Dolphins won a coin toss on Friday morning and will pick eighth in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Dolphins and Carolina Panthers finished with 6-10 records and the draft order could not be determined by a series of tie breakers. Thus Friday's 7:30 a.m. coin flip at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, where league brass and team executives have gathered to scout college prospects.

The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs also flipped a coin to determine the 11th and 12th picks. That toss was won by Kansas City.

The Dolphins have had the eighth pick in the draft once in their history and selected Hall of Fame running back Larry Csonka out of Syracuse in 1968.

"I'm still undefeated in February," quipped General Manager Jeff Ireland, who took the ceremonial coin.

Last year, Washington quarterback Jake Locker went No. 8 to the Tennessee Titans.

One recent mock draft forecasted the Dolphins selecting Iowa tackle Riley Reiff with that pick.

In the second round, the Dolphins will select behind the Panthers and the also-6-10 Buffalo Bills, 10th in the round and 42nd overall.

The NFL Draft will be April 26-28.

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