Miami Dolphins post draft positional power rankings
By Brian Miller
Entering the 2020 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins appeared to be ready to make a move on adding at top three running back prospect but they failed to do so in round one and they failed in round two. Failure, that is in the eyes of the fans who were pounding their fists.
Rumors ran on day two that Miami “desperately” tried to trade back into round one to draft Najee Harris but were not able to find a suitable offer or trade partner. In round two, it was assumed that Miami would draft North Carolina running back Javonte Williams but Denver swooped in and took one pick before.
Miami added a running back with their final pick of the draft spending a 7th round pick on Gerrid Doaks. Doaks will compete for a spot on the roster but he isn’t an upgrade over Miami’s current roster, at least not yet.
Miami will roll again this year with Myles Gaskin, a more than capable running back who was on pace for over 1,000 yards last year before getting injured. Miami will see the return of Salvon Ahmed as well. The team also added Malcolm Brown as a free agent to complete the three-headed attack they will employ.
Ahmed, Gaskin, and Brown are all solid runners but none of them are three-down backs who can shoulder a game and weaken defenses in the 4th quarter when ball control and clock management is important. Beyond those three, the Dolphins will have to decide on the futures of Patrick Laird, Jordan Scarlett, and figure out how to use Malcolm Perry.