Would you believe me if I told you that Randy McMichael is (probably) the greatest tight end to ever wear a Miami Dolphins uniform?
Selected 114th overall in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft, McMichael is the career leader for Dolphins tight ends in yards with 3,069, and his 18 touchdowns have him tied for fourth (Somehow, Jim Mandich was able to amass 23 touchdowns while having just 1,400 receiving yards).
The former Bulldog was as reliable as they come, starting all 16 games in his five years in Miami. He never put up gaudy numbers, though he should have in 2004 and 2005 when he was targeted 100+ times. But his consistency at the position was something that we haven’t seen since, though you could make the argument for Anthony Fasano or Mike Gesicki, depending on the latter’s future with the team.
McMichael would go on to play six more seasons with the Rams and Chargers, having just one season in which he missed any time. His best years were certainly spent with the Miami Dolphins. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2004. While at Georgia, McMichael was given First Team All-SEC honors for his sophomore season.