Miami Dolphins memory lane: A 2000s mock draft

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25. Navy Blue – Brandon Albert, OL

Tyreek Hill isn’t the first big acquisition from the Kansas City Cheifs that the Dolphins have made in the past few seasons. Offensive tackle Brandon Albert was once given the big bucks to come protect Ryan Tannehill’s blindside. While Albert never lived up to his big payday, he was better than most of the other options the Dolphins have had in this position, he’ll also get a chance to block for his former quarterback once again.

26. White – Kyle Van Noy, LB

Kyle Van Noy is an interesting selection here, mainly since he only played one year. However, due to his familiarity with Brian Flores, and his impact in that one season, Van Noy is the perfect linebacker for Flores’ new team. He’ll pair up with Jason Taylor, Xavien Howard, and Minkah Fitzpatrick to form the scariest defense in this draft.

27. Orange – Yeremiah Bell, DB

When talking about top Dolphins safeties of this century Reshad Jones likely leads the way, Yeremiah Bell is not that far off from the top. For eight years, Bell was a staple for the back end of the Dolphins’ defense. He’ll pair up with Ndamukong Suh and Karlos Dansby for this defense.

28. Aqua Green –  Brian Hartline, WR

Brain Hartline is the equivalent of a cult in Miami Dolphins history. His following is absurd, but with great reason. His massive game against the Arizona Cardinals in 2012 is the crown jewel of his career, but his life after playing is even more impressive. During his time as wide receiver coach for Ohio State, Hartline has landed more five-star wideouts than anyone and continues to churn them into productive professional players. At one point, I believed he should have been a candidate for the Dolphins’ head coaching position. He’s exactly where he belongs right now and should be a head coach within the coming years.