The Dolphins offseason says one of two things about Myles Gaskin. The first is that the team missed out on every running back target that the team sought after. Then there is the second choice: the Dolphins feel confident in Gaskin’s ability to be the team’s lead back.
More than likely, both options one and two are correct, but no matter what, the team will likely ride Gaskin as its lead back this season. The only moves the team made at the position were signing former Los Angeles Ram Malcolm Brown to a two-year deal and then drafting Gerrid Doaks in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.
As the starting running back last season, Gaskin showcased an ability to be dangerous as both a runner and as a receiver. While it’s unlikely he’ll be a three-down back and a goal-line back, it is likely that Gaskin sees at least 75 percent or more of the Dolphin’s total carries as well as likely leading the team in total scrimmage yards.
Running backs may not have the longest careers in the NFL, but they are extremely important, even more so for a young quarterback. Gaskin goes into camp as the top offensive player on the Dolphins offense.