The Miami Dolphins have some glaring needs this offseason- most of them being on the offense. The fins have ranked 31st, 29th, and 31th in the league in Yards Per Carry over the last 3 seasons. Now, not all of that is on the running backs as the offensive line has been just as to blame. Chris Grier has shown what he thinks about drafting running backs. They have drafted 2 running backs over the last 3 drafts, but they were both 7th round picks (Myles gaskin and Gerrid Doaks). As of now the Miami Dolphins only have 2 backs under contracts– Gaskins and Doaks.
In Mike McDaniel’s 3 seasons in San Francisco, he spent his first season as the Running Game Coordinator and the last two seasons as the team’s OC. In those 3 years the 49ers averaged over 4.3 yards per carry each season. It’s clear that he wants to establish the ground game. Here are 5 backs to keep an eye on as free agency opens on March 14th.