3 positions the Miami Dolphins still need to upgrade

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The running back position is one where naturally a pounding is endured. I think the Dolphins can use another veteran in the backfield because injuries will happen

We know that Mike McDaniel is going to run the ball. This we know. We know that it won’t be just one guy doing it. We know it will be multiple guys doing it. I think the Dolphins can use another set of experienced legs back there for not if someone goes down but when someone goes down.

Currently, the Dolphins have Chase Edmonds, Myles Gaskin, Raheem Mostert who is coming off yet another ACL tear, Gerrid Doaks, Salvon Ahmed, and undrafted rookie Zaquandre White. That’s a pretty thin lineup.

My ideal running back, given who the Dolphins have on their roster, would be a bigger back that can get short yardages. Doaks is larger but I don’t know anything about him. He barely played last year.

Out of the guys that are still out there in free agency, my number one guy would be Darrel Williams. He’s only 27 years old, has had a good amount of playing time backing up various backs in Kansas City, has done well when asked to be their starter, and can catch the ball very well. He’s listed at 225lbs, but it always looks like he plays at a bigger weight. I’ve always been impressed with him between the tackles and I think that’s the kind of guy the Dolphins need.

They have speed on top of speed but nobody I want lowering the shoulder. I certainly don’t want Tua doing it on QB sneaks because I don’t like the odds of that long term and it might mess up his golf game(like that topical reference?). Plus, you can fake it to him and hit him in the flat, He’s quite capable of being a receiving threat. Last year, Williams had 47 catches for 452 yards. That’s pretty good.

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