Through loathsome quarterbacks and dreadful head coaches, the Miami Dolphins have forever boasted consistently great secondaries.
Since their 1966 inception, the Dolphins have produced 22 top-10 defenses, 11 of which ranked in the top-five in the league, thanks in large part to the "No Name" defense of the early 70s and the "No Fly Zone" of the early 2000s.
Not ironically, four of the defensive backs, or the entire starting secondary of the "No Name" defense made this list, and are accompanied by some of the finest defensive backs of their time.
Yet, astonishingly, no Hall of Famers. Not yet, anyway.
Still, every one of the following 10 players left an everlasting mark and impression on both the Miami Dolphins and their fans. And while only one Dolphins defensive back has ever been enshrined into the Dolphins' Ring of Honor, with another one slated for induction in 2010, a case could be made for a select few additional players.
Without further ado, here are the top-10 defensive backs in Miami Dolphins' history.
(Note: Google Images is not a big fan of a few of these players, so bear with the quality of some of the photos.)