1. Improve the running back position
Running back is a must-add for the Miami Dolphins. One of the major issues plaguing the Fins was the running game. After adding offensive help in free agency, the Fins should turn to the draft to add a young running back on Day 2. The Fins will run a zone-blocking scheme, so patience and explosiveness are key factors for success.
This draft has a few guys who can come in and find success. The ideal fit is Iowa State’s, Breece Hall. I’ve mocked him to the Fins before — for good reason.
Hall has a patient back with good vision and a great feel for setting up blocks. He’s not elusive, but he’s explosive through the hole. At the second level, he sets up defenders. The former ISU back fights for extra yards and falls forward. On third downs, he prides himself as a blocker, and he’s a reliable pass catcher.
If the Fins keep Duke Johnson, he and Hall would make for a dynamic duo. Hall is a powerful runner who can become the focal point of an offense. If the Fins opted to wait, a player like Kennedy Brooks is similar to Hall in terms of power, patience, and scheme fit.
No matter what, the Fins must come away with a starting caliber back for Mike McDaniel’s offense.