In the 2008 season, the Dolphins finished 11-5 in the regular season, finishing in first place in the AFC East. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Playoffs.
The Dolphins have used four of their last six first-round selections on offensive players, including 2008, when they selected Michigan tackle Jake Long 1st overall.
- The Dolphins acquired the 29th pick in the 2nd round (61st overall) and the 29th pick in the 5th round (165th overall) from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the 25th pick in the 2nd round (61st overall) on April 25, 2009.
- The Dolphins traded the 24th pick in the 6th round (197th overall) and a 2008 6th-round pick to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for Jason Ferguson and a 2008 6th-round pick on Feb. 29, 2008.
- The Dolphins acquired the 5th pick in the 7th round (214th overall) from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Travis Daniels on Aug. 20, 2008.
- The Dolphins traded the 2nd pick in the 7th round (232nd overall) to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for Tony McDaniel on March 19, 2009.
- The Dolphins acquired the 28th pick in the 7th round (237th overall) from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for Josh McCown on Aug. 29, 2008.
- The Dolphins traded the 28th pick in the 7th round (237th overall) to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a 7th-round pick in 2010 on April 26, 2009.