The 10 best draft choices by the Dolphins since 2000

Reshad Jones has made two Pro Bowls with the Dolphins. [Image Source: Flickr | Melvin A]
Reshad Jones has made two Pro Bowls with the Dolphins. [Image Source: Flickr | Melvin A]

Not enough gamechanging players drafted by Miami has left them in mediocrity for some time.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks for teams that currently occupy the first 12 selections in April’s draft, it’s time to look at the Dolphins who have the 13th pick. Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports has them selecting offensive tackle Jonah Williams out of Alabama with that pick in his latest mock draft.

The Dolphins haven’t been one of the more successful franchises in drafting transcendent players recently, and they have made the playoffs only four times since 2000 (just once in the last 10 seasons).

Note: Only time with the Dolphins is considered for this list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn’t exactly a top-ten players drafted by Miami since 2000 list. Some late-round picks who didn’t quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Rex Hadnot (sixth round, 2004), Chris Clemons (fifth round, 2009), Charles Clay (sixth round, 2011), Lamar Miller (fourth round, 2011), and Jay Ajayi (fifth round, 2015).

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Mike Pouncey, C - 1st round, 15th overall (2011); time with Dolphins: 2011-2017

Pouncey started 93 games for the Dolphins over seven seasons and was superb at opening up lanes for their running backs. He made the Pro Bowl three straight seasons from 2013-2015.

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Reshad Jones, S - 5th round, 163rd overall (2010); time with Dolphins: 2010-present

Over the course of nine seasons so far, Jones has intercepted the opposing quarterback 21 times. Four of those have gone for touchdowns for the two-time Pro Bowler (also has two fumble recoveries returned for scores). USA Today has reported that Miami may look to move on from his mega-deal as they look to rebuild.

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