Replacing Jay Ajayi

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  1. MP-Omnis

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    Alvin Kamara is proof that the NFL Draft should be performed in full pads.
     
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    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.
     
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    It's the same for Jay too..
     
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    Yeah that was the argument against Jay. He had those 3 big games, but other than that his games were pedestrian.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    ajayi problem is eagles have to much rb. he is 1000 yd rb. he need touch ball more. 360 yard short of 1000.
     

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