One week after rushing for a career high 85 yards and a touchdown, Dolphins rookie running back Salvon Ahmed had just 43 yards rushing at 3.6 yards per carry. The Dolphins rushed for only 56 yards all day, failing to provide a balanced attack offensively to alleviate pressure on Tua Tagovailoa.
But this is another position Miami must address in the 2021 draft.
The story said Sunday was another reminder of how disappointing the unit has been during coach Brian Flores’ two seasons. Offseason acquisitions Jordan Howard (now with the Eagles) and Breida (who had two carries, 4 yards Sunday) have not panned out. Second-year back Gaskin, Miami’s leading rusher, could return from injured reserve in the next week or two. While Ahmed likely continues to get most of the work, it seems like the team misses Gaskin in the backfield. This is probably an area the Dolphins address next spring in the Draft and may mean guys like Gaskin or Ahmed won't be long term solutions at the position.