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Number 1: LeGarrette Blount – New England Patriots 

Although LeGarrette Blount didn’t lead even lead his team in rushing last season, I still believe that he is the number one back heading into this year’s free agency period. The New England offense features many different running backs and skilled position players, so playing time isn’t always a premium. However, when Blount received his opportunity to take over as New England’s primary running back, he certainly did not disappoint. In three out of the last four games of the season, Blount rushed for two or more touchdowns, including a four touchdown game in the second round of the playoffs.

Even with New England having a surplus of backs, Blount finished just one yard away from leading the team in rushing. He also rushed the ball twenty-five fewer times than Stevan Ridley (team leader), giving him the advantage in yards per carry.

LeGarrette Blount is definitely a back that most teams in the league would love to have. Blount has a very unique skill set that makes him a valuable asset. He is a big back, but he is also very quick.

I think one of the best fits for LeGarrette would be New England’s rival, the Miami Dolphins. One of Miami’s biggest needs this offseason will be the running back position. With Miami spending high draft picks on Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller over the past couple of seasons, they might want to try to bring someone in. A tandem of Lamar Miller and LeGarrette Blount would give Miami a pretty formidable running game to complement Wallace, Clay and Tannehill.

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  • Johnny

    Stay away from all FA RBs!!! (And I’m pretty sure they will)… The draft us very deep this year at RB.. I can see the Phins spending a 3rd rounder on a RB..

  • Bill Stowers

    I dont know, i would be very happy with signing blount. He could be a GREAT back for the dolphins. Also, its become very apperent that running backs out of the draft can be a big risk. I say pick up blount and draft anew guy. Cut thomas and then have a battle between thigpen and Gilleslie