Miami Dolphins: 3 bold predictions for the running backs in ’22

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Miami Dolphins running back prediction #2: Gerrid Doaks sees action

The Dolphins have a nice stable of veteran running backs, enough to where there may be no first or second year players who see any action in Miami’s backfield this coming season. But the veterans that they do have come with histories of injuries and missed games, making their availability anything but reliable.

In the case that the team needs some added depth late in the season due to health issues, there could be some youngsters who make it on to the active roster. Veterans Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin remain ahead of them on the depth chart, but the futures of Miami’s returning running backs are anything but certain.

That could signal for Gerrid Doaks to be the next man up. He never saw the field during his rookie season in 2021 as the Dolphins shuffled in different veteran running backs to try and fix their anemic attack. But he remained on the practice squad and could start the season there again, and he may now have the necessary practice reps to see some game action.

The hope is that the veteran running backs on Miami’s roster will be able to stay healthy, but if they can’t Doaks could see the first game action of his career.