Miami Dolphins memory lane: A 2000s mock draft

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1. Navy Blue – Ryan Tannehill, QB

Ryan Tannehill is the best Miami Dolphins quarterback I have seen in my lifetime. The list is long, but the level of talent isn’t the same. While his best work came as the Titans quarterback, Tannehill is an easy first pick here. Quarterbacks are the most important position in the NFL and Adam Gase and Tannehill already have a history together.

2. White – Jason Taylor, DL

Is Jason Taylor the best Miami Dolphins player in this century so far? The answer is likely yes. With Brian Flores on the clock, going defense first was an easy call and going Taylor is the obvious call. He’ll wreck havoc on any offensive line giving quarterbacks, running backs and offensive coordinators fits all day.

3. Orange – Ronnie Brown, RB

We might as well call the Orange team the Wildcat team. With Tony Sparano’s squad on the clock taking Ronnie Brown is easy. For Sparano, Brown was an all-around threat as a wildcat player. Brown can run, catch and even throw for his former head coach.

4. Aqua Green – Chad Pennington, QB

When Joe Philbin was hired as the Dolphins head coach, he was touted as a quarterback whisperer. It didn’t pan out that way, but here he gets one of two quarterbacks to lead Miami to the playoffs in the 2000s. Chad Pennington is right behind Ryan Tannehill in most talented quarterbacks I’ve seen in Miami. Building around a quarterback is vital and taking a talented one even more so, Pennington should help Philbin’s roster.