10 Best Miami Dolphins NFL Draft picks of last 10 years

Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones celebrates an interception he made in the end zone at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

General manager Chris Grier has led the last two Miami Dolphins NFL Draft war rooms, but he’s also played a key role as former director of college scouting, a role he held from 2007-2015.

Grier knows Miami must strike with the 11th overall pick on the first day of the NFL Draft, which is only two weeks from Thursday.

Some of the players Miami has drafted in that time frame have done just OK considering their draft status (Ryan Tannehill, Ja’Wuan James and Vontae Davis) and some have been total Miami busts (Dion Jordan, Jonathan Martin). Others are too incomplete to go either way on this list (Charles Harris, Xavien Howard, Laremy Tunsil, DeVante Parker, Kenyan Drake).

So lets take a closer look at the best choices Miami has made in the last 10 drafts:

  1. Reshad Jones, DB, Georgia, 5th Round, 163rd overall, 2010
  2. Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State, 5th Round, 149th overall, 2015
  3. Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU, 2nd Round, 63rd overall, 2014
  4. Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami, 3rd Round, 72nd overall, 2011
  5. Rishard Matthews, WR, Nevada, 7th Round, 227th overall, 2012
  6. Jake Long, OT, Michigan, 1st Round, 1st overall, 2008
  7. Mike Pouncey, C, Florida, 1st Round, 15th overall, 2011
  8. Charles Clay, TE Tulsa, 6th Round, 174th overall, 2011
  9. Lamar Miller, RB, Miami, 4th Round, 97th overall, 2012
  10. Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU,  5th Round, 178th overall, 2017

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