Number 8: Kenny Stills
Stills’ production in 2016 also led to a contract extension. Stills’ ability to get open deep and his timing with Ryan Tannehill made the duo a dangerous tandem. Stills however isn’t just a one trick deep route pony, he has progressed into a possession receiver as well a solid route runner. 2016 should see an increase in production as he and Tannehill acclimate more to the Adam Gase offense.
Number 7: Jay Ajayi
When the season started many believed that Ajayi would be traded after being benched to open the season. In fact, he wasn’t just benched he was left home for opening weekend in Seattle. Ajayi had two routes to travel. Get his head together or continue down a path that would move him out of Miami. Ajayi responded almost immediately. He put his personal disappointment aside and found the team concept that Gase was preaching.
Ajayi not only ran for three 200 yard games in 2016 he became the teams unquestioned starter. Ajayi made the Pro-Bowl as an alternate in 2016 and was voted the 58th best player in the NFL’s top 100 players.
Ajayi will look to continue his rushing dominance in 2017 and behind a better offensive line, he easily should.