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What You Need to Know:
-A 2019 7th round pick, Gaskin overtook Matt Breida and Jordan Howard to lead Miami in rushing (142-584-3) last season. He finished 3rd on the team in receptions (41).
-The 24-year-old averaged 97.2 total yards per game — 10th most among RBs.
-Gaskin hit 10 PPR points in 9 of 10 games.
-Gaskin played in an offense with inconsistent QB play and no vertical presence to threaten defenses. A young O-line ranked 24th in adjusted line yards; 21st in Pro Football Focus’ run blocking grades. Not great.
-Gaskin’s 2019 season ended with a high-ankle sprain. He missed 4 games in 2020 with an MCL sprain; 2 on the COVID-19 list.
-Gaskin thrived as a pass blocker, allowing only 2 pressures on 68 pass blocking opportunities. He should remain Miami’s passing down back.
-Gaskin wasn’t anything special as a runner; his PFF Elusive Rating ranked 59th among 162 RBs. He sat 83rd in yards after contact per attempt.
-The Dolphins have expressed interest in a number of free agent RBs over the past 2 seasons, including Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Jones and Kerryon Johnson. They signed Malcolm Brown in March, but another move can’t be ruled out. For now, Brown — a power back — is a candidate to see goal line work.
-The Dolphins waited until Round 7 to add Cincinnati RB Gerrid Doaks.
-Miami’s O-line will look for improvement from within. They added more youth to an already young line by selecting Notre Dame OT/OG Liam Eichenberg in Round 2.
-The Dolphins promoted from within, elevating former RB coach Eric Studesville and TE coach George Godsey to Co-OC positions. Gaskin said in May that he’s learning “a whole new playbook.”
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
Gaskin enjoyed a mini breakout last year. He bypassed a pair of veterans on the depth chart and popped for several fantasy-friendly lines on a young Miami offense.
His 3rd season brings his best supporting cast yet. Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle to give Miami some much needed speed. In theory, Gaskin should see fewer loaded boxes — especially if Tua Tagovailoa takes a step forward.
Miami, however, has made several attempts to add legit RB competition. It didn’t happen this offseason, but we’d caution against the notion of Gaskin being locked into a weekly workhorse role. He’s a fringe RB2 entering the summer.