The need at running back falls second only to that of the offensive line, but there is a need at the position.
In years past the Dolphins have failed to sign, failed to draft, or have passed upon the likes of Aaron Jones, Jonathan Taylor, Najee Harris, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Javonte Williams, and a number of other quality running backs. They need to change this.
Whether that is in free agency, which there are a number of players they could target, or the draft, the team NEEDS to bring in someone.
At one point the Dolphins running backs were averaging less than 3 yards per carry. Blame it on the quality of backs or the offensive line the team will not be able to win like that.
There is no such thing as a quick fix, but adding Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III would be a solid addition. Walker is around the same size as Williams, who the team was passed by the Denver Broncos to select, and runs with the same power as he does.
Walker proved his worth in his lone season at Michigan State rushing for 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns. His rushing stats were among the best in the country.
Walker helped lead the revival of Michigan State, but could he help lead the revival of the Miami Dolphins rush game? Earlier in the season, I wrote about him being the answer and I believe he can be.
The Dolphins need to have a good run game to help out their young quarterback. Although he isn’t the best receiving back, Myles Gaskin fills that role admirably.