The Miami Dolphins need to invest in a running back. Their approach isn’t working.
The Miami Dolphins have taken a lazy approach to finding running backs over the last decade. The Dolphins have been content to find their runners in the mid-rounds of the draft or by trading mid to late round draft picks to add a runner. What they need to do is add on in the late first-round or early second round next year.
Miami shouldn’t be in this position. No offense to Chris Grier or anyone else who looked at Noah Igbinoghene as a better prospect than Clyde Edwards-Helaire but had Miami made the draft pick the other way around, they wouldn’t need a running back. They desperately need a top running back.
The Dolphins are well noted for how many QBs they have gone through over the last two decades but they are not exactly finding success with their running backs. Miami has not had any league leaders and the last time they drafted a top RB was under Nick Saban when they took Ronnie Brown. Brown was a fun running back to watch but let’s not say he was great.
Over the years we have watched them fail with Daniel Thomas, and find a few years use for guys like Lamar Miller, Jay Ajayi, Kalen Ballage, and Kenyan Drake. None of who are legit game breaking runners who will wear down a defense when they defense knows you are going to run the ball.
This has to be addressed this year and it should come with a top college prospect instead of a free agent with used tread or a mid-round project. On Sunday, the Dolphins may have found themselves in a different position against Denver if they could do better running the ball. Salvon Ahmed runs hard and with a lot of energy but he isn’t a franchise running back.