DeeJay Dallas may be worth a late round flyer from the Miami Dolphins.
All the talk surrounding the 2020 NFL Draft for the Dolphins has been focused on the quarterback position.
With an abundance of draft capital and a lot of new faces via free agency, Miami is poised for a quick resurgence.
The Dolphins added running back Jordan Howard in free agency but will likely be in the mix for another back via the draft.
Dolphins and former Eagles’ RB Jordan Howard reached agreement on a two-year deal worth north of $10 million, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Howard is an upgrade over anyone in the Miami backfield, which isn’t saying much.
He is a safe player with a low ceiling, yet has shown some promise.
Howard averaged 4.4 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns last year in Philadelphia before missing the last six games with a shoulder injury.
The Dolphins were the worst rushing team in the NFL last year in both yards per game (72.2) and yards per carry (3.3).
That being said, this year may not be the one to waste a high draft pick on perhaps the most interchangeable position in football.
Running back position in 2020 isn’t terribly difficult to get figured out.
1) D’Andre Swift
2) Clyde Edwards-Helaire
3) Cam Akers
4) Jonathan Taylor
5) J.K. Dobbins
6) (no one)
7) (no one)
8) (no one)
9) (no one)
10) Everyone Else
— Chris Kouffman (@ckparrot) March 20, 2020
A familiar face could sneak onto the Dolphins’ radar in the late rounds.
DeeJay Dallas also had his season, and college career, end on a down note with an elbow injury in the disaster versus FIU.
He finished his three year college career with 1527 yards on 265 carries for a healthy 5.8 YPC.
There is a lot to like about Dallas, from his toughness on the field to his leadership off it.
He is a willing blocker in pass protection and can contribute in the pass game as well.
Dallas had a solid combine and ran a 4.58 40-yard dash, he can also impact the game as a kick returner if needed.
Brian Flores loves versatility and players that can fill different roles.
If the Dolphins forgo a running back near the top of the draft, Dallas could be a steal on Day 3.