The Miami Dolphins giving up a 5th round pick to San Francisco for running back Matt Breida
When the Dolphins sent a fifth-round pick on draft night to San Francisco for running back Matt Breida, the Dolphins thought they were getting a productive back. After all, in his first three years in the league, Breida had averaged 5.0 YPC in 43 games while also serving as a threat out of the backfield on third down.
Why was this a bad move?
Instead, the team got a player that’s only been active in 10 of the Dolphins’ 15 games so far this season. Breida has totaled 59 carries for 254 yards and nine receptions so far this season. All this while playing for a Dolphins team that has desperately needed someone to step up. The fact that Breida has been passed by former 7th round pick Myles Gaskin and 2020 undrafted free agent rookie Salvon Ahmed during the season shows just how little value they have gotten on their investment.
The ‘bright side’? Breida showed out in week 15 versus the New England Patriots rushing 12 times for 86 yards (which averages out to 7.1 YPC).