Our own Connor Allen wrote a great breakdown about why Edmonds is a “massive” value in early drafts this season. The Dolphins gave him six times as much money as their next biggest free agent signing (Raheem Mostert) and Edmonds is particularly effective in a zone-blocking run scheme which is what new HC Mike McDaniel is likely to run after working for Kyle Shanahan the last few years. Edmonds may not see the goal line work (though he might) but should see the vast majority of the backfield receptions since his primary competition is Mostert and Sony Michel. Throw in an improved offensive line and Edmonds should significantly outperform his ADP.
Mostert is an explosive threat with the ball in his hands but has a long, checkered history with injuries and is heading into his year-30 season. The Chase Edmonds lead-back role is not threatened by the news of Mostert's healthy diagnosis, though this does open the door for late-round consideration if the former 49er is truly ready to go. He has familiarity with new head coach Mike McDaniel and could be in store for some spike weeks, even if he is relegated to a lesser role with Edmonds in town.
Edmonds looks to be the back that Gaskin was supposed to be - a three-down back that can be trusted more often than not. Edmonds should be the lead back in Miami and fend off Gaskin more than he did James Conner in Arizona.