The Miami Dolphins did a good job of addressing their running back unit during the 2022 off-season but there is still more to be done.
The additions of Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds added quality runners to the Dolphins’ RB room but both are only playing on short deals. Mostert is on a one-year deal and Edmonds is on a two-year deal. Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed will both be free agents next year as well.
Obviously, the Dolphins could extend Mostert’s contract and re-sign Gaskin or Ahmed but when the draft arrives, the Dolphins might have the opportunity to go BPA and that could be a workhorse physical runner or an elusive speed threat.
The Dolphins could also go the route they did this year and add a couple of speedy free agents for the position and not worry about the draft as an option. The Dolphins have been a “draft a RB late” team over the last several years so not taking a back wouldn’t be surprising, drafting one would.
Either way, the Dolphins will need to address this at some point after the season regardless of whether they extend anyone or not. My guess, they let Ahmed and Gaskin test the market and then decide if they want to match but I think they look at the FA market where several big names could be available. Those names include the following.
- Josh Jacobs
- Saquon Barkley
- Miles Sanders
- James Robinson