10 star players that the Miami Dolphins could have drafted

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Miami Dolphins 2005 Draft:

2nd overall pick: Ronnie Brown

24th overall pick: Aaron Rodgers

This one is a bit of a reach, considering the fact that nearly every team in the NFL passed on Aaron Rodgers (some twice). But the Dolphins were in desperate need of a quarterback in the spring of 2005. But they opted for Auburn running back Ronnie Brown with the second overall pick. Their answers at QB the next season were Gus Frerotte and Sage Rosenfels.

Aaron Rodgers has gone on to have one of the finest quarterback careers in recent memory and is considered to be one of the greatest signal callers to ever live. Brown had a nice career as a member of the Dolphins and was a member of one of the most memorable teams in recent history. But 2005 will always be the year that Miami could have had Rodgers.

Miami Dolphins 2020 Draft:

5th overall pick: Tua Tagovailoa

6th overall pick: Justin Herbert

Is the jury still out? Tua Tagovailoa could have himself a stellar year in 2022 now that he is surrounded by speed and confidence, and he will be looking to make a leap in the quarterback power rankings this season.

But I think we can already conclude that the Miami Dolphins made a mistake in selecting him over Justin Herbert. Not a day goes by on Dolphins Twitter when someone doesn’t mention the comparisons between Tagovailoa and Herbert, and the colossal mistake that Miami made by drafting the Alabama product instead of the Oregon one.

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Herbert has set the league on fire, having one of the best statistical first two seasons of any signal caller in NFL history. He looks to have all of the physical tools to be successful in today’s NFL, and he is already generating MVP buzz entering his third year. There is still hope for Tagovailoa, but Herbert would have been the sure thing.