Miami Dolphins memory lane: A 2000s mock draft

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9. Navy Blue –  Reshad Jones, DB

Reshad Jones is my favorite Miami Dolphins player ever or one of my favorites. He was a special player that did not receive the league-wide praise he deserved due to the other talents playing in his era. As a fifth-round pick by former general manager Jeff Ireland, Jones surpassed all expectations and was a staple for the Dolphins’ defense. He did everything on the back end and is the first defensive player for Adam Gase and the Navy Blue team.

10. White – Jake Long, OL

First offensive lineman off the board is the Dolphins former first overall pick, Jake Long. Needless to say, Long was not the player everyone thought he would be, but he was still an adequate offensive lineman. The talent, and potential, were always there but injuries hurt him. Flores had a panche for taking potential over the sure thing with offensive lineman and he hopes it doesn’t hurt him here.

11. Orange – Tua Tagovailoa, QB

Tua Tagovailoa? In round 3? Well, yeah, how many other quarterbacks since 2000 would you put over him? Tagovailoa finally has a roster that can help him succeed after the additions of Tyreek Hill and Terron Armstead. On the orange team, Tagovailoa will have a chance to help lead this team while being able to fall back on a strong running back, something he hasn’t had in his career so far.

12. Aqua Green –  Jarvis Landry, WR

Jarvis Landry was always a great player with the Dolphins, it was a shame to see him leave. With Chad Pennington throwing him balls, Landry should be able to fall back into that 100-reception and over 1,000-yards wide receiver that fans always expected from him.