The Miami Dolphins are thin at running back, at least in experience. They drafted Alabama runner Kenyan Drake in the 3rd round and he hurt his hamstring.
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On the second to final day of the Dolphins last mini-camp, the last of the off-season, Drake pulled up on a special teams drill and limped off the field with a hamstring pull. The injury wasn’t considered to be a major issue and Drake has the next month and a half to get himself healed.
Drake told the MiamiHerald today that he will be ready for camp.
"Kenyan Drake said his strained hamstring, sustained in a punt blocking drill the next-to-last day of minicamp, is not “major,” is quickly healing, and he will be fine for football activities long before the start of training camp.“I’m feeling great,” he said.“You’re going to get hurt as a football player,” Drake said. “It’s about how fast you recover and get back on the field. It’s not about how many times you get injured. It’s about are you able to play in critical moments of the season when the team needs you to.” – From the MiamiHerald."
The Dolphins need Drake to not only be healthy, but stay healthy. Their running back unit consists of Jay Ajayi who enters his 2nd year in the NFL after spelling Lamar Miller in 2015, Damien Williams who has been a part time contributor, Daniel Thomas and Isaiah Pead who both joined the team this off-season as free agents.
The depth in Miami’s back-field is a concern. Drake, taken in round three was a player Miami wanted badly enough to trade back into round three to take. At Alabama Drake was the primary back-up to Derrick Henry who was drafted in round two of this past April’s draft.