Miami Dolphins: 3 areas of concern heading into the 2021 season

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 20: Myles Gaskin #37 of the Miami Dolphins runs with the ball against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Running back hasn’t been a priority for the Miami Dolphins in a very long time and it doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon.

There is a lot riding on Myles Gaskin this year and if he can produce, the Dolphins running game will be a lot better. There is no real reason to believe he can’t. The offensive line should be better and Gaskin proved last year he can play a regular role in the offense. Still, there is no breakaway running back that is a franchise runner on this roster.

The Dolphins are taking the same approach to this position as they have with receivers, safeties, and corners. This is more of a “take a stab” in the dark. The Dolphins don’t put a lot of priority on the position and haven’t in a long time.

While we can look at the roster now and say the addition of Malcolm Brown will help and the emergence last year of Salvon Ahmed is a good sign as well, the truth is the Dolphins don’t have a featured runner. Later today, check back as we will showcase the running back position and why it is such a need after so long.

For now, the Dolphins will be o.k. if the line plays well but the Dolphins have to hope that their attention or lack thereof at this position won’t hurt them. These running backs are average to slightly above average and that is fine, but Miami could use a “great” runner too.