New head coach Mike McDaniel will bring a new scheme to the running game next season, and we can almost count on a full rebuild at the position, from offensive linemen to guys in the backfield.
When it comes to acquiring running backs, we should look for McDaniel to buck the recent Dolphins trend of avoiding running backs during the early rounds of the draft. There will likely be young, fresh legs running with the ball as the new regime embarks on its maiden voyage.
But there will likely be a veteran or two added to the stable, and Melvin Gordon is a name that has been floated as a possibility. He and Leonard Fournette are the two premier free agent running backs this off season, and will likely come with a higher price tag than guys like Phillip Linsday or Sony Michel.
Gordon would likely be worth the risk. He is durable at his advanced-for-a-running-back age, and has scored 8 or more touchdowns in each of the last six seasons. He is also a formidable threat out of the backfield, having caught 60 totals balls over the last two years.
The risk will come with the age, potential for decline, and loftier price tag. But of all of the players on this list, Melvin Gordon could be the one to take a flier on.