The Dolphins run game was so bad that it wouldn’t be the worst thing moving on from what’s currently on the roster and drafting two new backs. With Walker already off the board for the team, the team could benefit from adding Georgia running back James Cook.
During the College Football Playoffs, Cook made big play after big play to help the Bulldogs eventually win the National Championship for the first time since 1980. He was able to do it through both the ground and the air as a receiver.
Cook and Walker would give the team two young and dynamic running backs that would immediately improve the run game.
If anyone has issues with this, they could look at the San Francisco 49ers draft class. While having Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. on the roster the 49ers still drafted two running backs in the draft. Ohio State’s Trey Sermon was drafted in the third, while Louisiana running back Elijah Mitchell was taken in the sixth.
Mitchell ended up becoming the starter and lead back for the team, but they relied on all their backs throughout the season.
Cook has the traits to become an elite back in this league, pairing him with Walker could give the team a backfield they haven’t had since Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.