Miami’s lack of a run game is still clear. Kenneth Walker III has been the best running back in the entire college football landscape, and it wouldn’t be an understatement to say he’s been the best player as well.
As I’ve highlighted in the past, Walker has been the catalyst for Michigan State’s impressive season. Over the past five games, Walker has carried the ball 127 times for 793 yards and nine touchdowns. In ten games this year, the Dolphins as a team have rushed 214 times for 736 yards and six touchdowns. Not only has Walker outrushed the Dolphins in five games, but he’s outscored them and has done so on almost 90 fewer carries.
In eight games this season, the Miami Dolphins have four rushing touchdowns, last week, Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III scored five on his own.
Whether it is a lack of offensive line, or Dolphins’ backs not getting that extra push, but Walker would give the team a cheap and affordable option at running back for the next four years. Pairing Walker with Myles Gaskin would give Miami a solid one-two punch.
However, like Najee Harris last year, the Dolphins could find themselves overthinking the pick and once again failing to draft a running back. If the Dolphins enter 2022 without a solid option at running back, the front office must be reconsidered.