Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by J. David Wannyheimer, Oct 31, 2017.
Alvin Kamara is proof that the NFL Draft should be performed in full pads.
I like Drake as much as the next guy, but remember nearly 50 % of his 320 rushing yards this season came on 3 carries. The remaining 62 carries are at a not so impressive sub 3.0 yards per carry. Similar to what Lamar Miller was doing in Miami. Sometimes the highlight/homerun plays can skew what's really going on. It's great having that big play threat, but his 5.0 yards per carry is misleading.
It's the same for Jay too..
Yeah that was the argument against Jay. He had those 3 big games, but other than that his games were pedestrian.
I appreciate the argument that a player's yardage is coming in big chunks, because there's value in consistency from a running back. When a running play is called, sometimes a four yard gain is actually a great play. A four yard gain on second and 10 gives you third and 6. Third and 6 is a hell of a lot better than 3rd and 10.
We lost a physical presence in Ajayi, but we gained a better piece in the passing game with Drake. Net result: Our season still ended on August 3rd.
I'd like to see Miami look for a feature back in the 3rd-5th. Drake's looked his best since he had the rash of injuries at Alabama, and he's shown enough to want to keep giving him 10-15 touches a game. This leaves room for a guy like Rashaad Penny, who gives you more toughness between the tackles and also keeps a home-run threat on the field (very good KR for SDSU), and he and Drake would keep each other relatively fresh.
The other option is to split the non-Drake reps with D. Williams and a late-round pick or UDFA. In that situation, Phillip Lindsay and Ito Smith are high on my list - both good receivers and tough, north-south runners despite their size.
ajayi problem is eagles have to much rb. he is 1000 yd rb. he need touch ball more. 360 yard short of 1000.