By: Hussam Patel
As Training camp begins and the Dolphins new offense gets its gear churning Miami Dolphins RB is getting ready for his 3rd season with the team, certainly could be his most important season.
Presumptively, Gaskin is coming in as the lead running back for the Dolphins. The Dolphins have shown their unwavering faith in Gaskin by passing on running back talents such as Najee Harris and Travis Etienne in the draft.
Gaskin understood what General Manager Chris Grier and Head Coach Brian Flores were hinting at. In yesterday's presser he mentioned he missed a couple of games due to injuries and COVID-19 protocol and “has worked on trying to be more healthy and more available”
Last year Gaskin put up 584 yards on 142 carries in 10 games, It’s more impressive as he does it behind what ESPN calls the 30th ranked offensive line last year with 7.2 yards per game from scrimmage which ranks among top 10 of all RB’s.
It’s no question Myles Gaskin can still be a productive running back with what he’s given and if the offensive line, which consists of three second year players, a rookie and a free agent pickup, perform better than last year Gaskin should produce more.
“And of all the running backs in the NFL to take 60+ snaps in pass protection (there were 16 of them), none posted a better pass block efficiency rate than Gaskin — who is credited with just 2 hurries in those 71 snaps by Pro Football Focus. Gaskin wasn’t just good ‘for the Dolphins’ in this area, he was one of the best pass protecting backs in all of football last year.
Gaskin carried Pro Football Focus’ 12-best receiving grade among all running backs in football — but it is the production that really stands out in this capacity. Remember; Gaskin played in 10 games last season. And yet he finished:
If you want to take a look at Gaskins production and question what he’s able to do, his college statistics show with a decent OL and offensive play he is able to be a “RB1”
Myles Gaskin has heard and noted down what this organization has done, it is time for him to show the Dolphins and the NFL what they have been sleeping on.