One of the in-game clips of McDaniel’s running schemes that has made the most rounds on Dolphins’ Twitter is the one where he uses offensive lineman Trent Williams as a fullback and pulling blocker. The play design is creative, and has worked for solid positive yardage more often than not.
If McDaniel wishes to implement some of the same ideas in to the Dolphins’ offense, then he’ll have a few options when it comes to big, athletic bodies that he could throw in motion. When looking at the offensive line, Robert Hunt comes to mind, given his now-infamous non-touchdown in which he showed off his nimbleness to a prime time national audience. But there may be an even more viable option.
It is no secret that defensive tackle Christian Wilkins wants to be inserted in to the offensive game plan as often as possible, and those wishes have come to fruition with his backfield work around the goal line. If McDaniel were to come to Wilkins with the idea of making him a pulling lead blocker on crucial running downs, the latter would be more than happy to fill the role that Williams had in that scheme in San Francisco.