If Myles Gaskin can go from a 7th round pick to a Miami Dolphins, starter than so can Gerrid Doaks. He would have to do so in similar fashion. Some players can get hurt and other just not fit in.
It seemed surprising that running backs selected around round five had contributed in the past. Could that round now be seven. Is that connected to having even better personnel running things for the Miami Dolphins?
He has some newer and older faces to compete with this coming camp. RB Malcolm Brown was signed this off season and has a lot of experience on him, however they are both roughly the same stature in size. So if the power run comes into fashion Gerrid could share a possible edge.
RB Patrick Laird is an older face coming back. He is a player that while looking good to the eye on limited plays at times, just doesn’t show much as far as total stats. Reviewing the last season it seems after he made a fumble his snaps went down afterwards. He might not have played as well as his background as a pass catcher, but he gets a shot to make amends.
RB Jordan Scarlett is also reminding me of Myles Gaskin, but not for sharing a draft position. He is similar in stature and I feel he could fill a role that Gaskin carved out. They both have middle of the road speed and seem to know the playbook with some consistency. Something that QB Tua Tagovailoa has praised him for this past training sessions.
Gaskin was said to be good at pass blocking as well as going out for passes. He averaged almost 40 passing yards per game last season. His former Washington running backs coach Keith Bhonapha has stated he was probably the best at pass blocking on the Husky’s back when he was coming out of school to the NFL. So if the chatter is correct on his NFL blocking it just carried over.
Something else to ponder is how the running game itself gets used. After all the buildup for the passing game with moves in the off season and the overabundance of it’s use so far during training sessions. Are we seeing the starting of a pass to setup the run offense? I am starting to see a multiple offense and I sure hope this glimmer of it grows to fruition and matches the defense.
Gerrid Doaks is touted by some and shunned by others. Going by these takes he is going to breakout or flop. The real take falls somewhere in the middle.
He already has some interesting aspects. Miami Dolphins fan of the year Ian Berger announced his draft pick, then he tracked down Doaks to give him the draft card he read from which Doaks appreciated. Gerrid’s twitter was hacked (no he wasn’t selling PS5’s at discount) and Ian helped him out.
Like I stated, I don’t want to be too high or low for this back, but if this offense does get more rounded, then some fraction of the power game should come into it giving him more of a shot.