Derrick Locke had 27 career starts at Kentucky and was named to the 2009 2nd Team All-SEC. He missed 4 games in 2010 due to shoulder/elbow injuries. However, in 2010, he did carry the ball 166 times for an average of 5.28 YPA. Locke shined in the receiving game with 34 receptions out of the backfield for an average of 9.35 YPA. Over his college career, Locke rushed the ball a total of 518 times for an average of 5.05 YPA.
The Dolphins currently have Lex Hilliard and Kory Sheets as RBs on the roster. They drafted Daniel Thomas out of Kansas State in the second round of this year’s draft. Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, and Partick Cobbs are all unrestricted free agents and may not return. And, the rumors are flying that the Dolphins will pick up a veteran free agent like DeAngelo Williams (Carolina Panthers).
Do you think the Dolphins should sign Derrick Locke to a short term contract and bring him into camp to compete for the third down back on the roster? What other UFA RBs are on your list that the Dolphins should be look at?