The Miami Dolphins entered the off-season needing to improve at the running back position.
Entering the 2022 season, Miami’s two biggest needs may have been the offensive line and the running back room. Mike McDaniel made it a point at just about every conference with the media that improving the running game was paramount.
Miami lost free agents Phillip Linsay (still unsigned) and Duke Johnson (now with the Bills) but outside of those two, the Dolphins didn’t lose anyone else. They did, however, add quite a bit.
Chase Edmonds was an early free agent signing and then Miami added Raheem Mostert as well. Physicality and speed blew into the Dolphins running back room but Miami’s additions of fullbacks Alec Ingold and John Lovett make the unit better on their own.
Miami hasn’t run with a legitimate FB since Lousaka Polite was with Miami. The additions of the position make the unit more physical immediately and Ingold is regarded as one of the NFL’s best.
The question will be how McDaniel utilizes his running backs. There is a lot of talent on the roster now.
- Free agent grade A
- Improved position: Yes – Miami didn’t dump their previous roster but the additions will make Miami much better in the ground game.