Miami Dolphins should trade Kenyan Drake to the Houston Texans
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins may or may not be trying to move veteran talent for draft picks but if they are, now may be the time to move Kenyan Drake.
Kenyan Drake is a good football player but the Miami Dolphins likely don’t view him as a long-term solution at the running back position. Drake is due for a new contract next year and the Dolphins are not going to sign him to an extension.
On Saturday, the Houston Texans appear to have lost starting running back Lamar Miller for the year to what is suspected to be an ACL injury. If this proves accurate, the Dolphins should call about Drake.
Miami needs to create roster space for their youth. At RB they want to keep Myles Gaskin, Patrick Laird, and Mark Walton, to go with Kalen Ballage but Drake is another body that would take a roster spot away from one of those players that the Dolphins seem to be high on.
Don’t get me wrong here, advocating for a trade of Kenyan Drake sound ridiculous I know. This, however, is the NFL and as we know, business is business and Drake, no matter how much we like him, is not going to be a Dolphins in two seasons maybe not even one. Why hold onto him during a rebuilding season if you can get something back in return?
What might the compensation be? Well, that is unknown, a mid-round pick would be the best-case scenario but what if Miami packaged a deal of Drake, Kenny Stills, and a mid-round pick for Jadeveon Clowney, a player they have been rumored to have a lot of interest in?
It might work. The Texans have been reported to have an interest in acquiring another wide-receiver and now that they need a running back, Miami suddenly has both that could help them out.
It’s hard to say exactly what will happen with Drake but the Dolphins would not surprise anyone if they were able to move him. They like the youth on the football team so the numbers for a trade add up.