Multiple Dolphins beat writers singled out RB Devon Achane as a standout at OTAs this week. "Lost count of Achane's explosives," insider Travis Wingfield tweeted. The Miami Herald's Daniel Oyefusi noted that Achane was "very active in the passing game." And the rookie "got rave reviews from teammates," according to NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe. These are pad-less practices in May, but it's still encouraging to hear that Achane is off to a strong start. We'll be looking for clues on exactly how much volume the 188-pounder will handle this season.
The Dolphins selected Texas A&M RB Devon Achane in Round 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft. If you like playing Madden, you’ll love Achane. This 5’9, 188-pound dynamo possesses the best speed of any RB in the 2023 class (4.32-second 40-yard time at the Combine). He makes up for what he lacks in size in elite acceleration, quality pass-catching skills, and an underappreciated ability to slip defenders in close quarters. Achane is unlikely ever to become the leader of an NFL backfield, but remember that he logged 196 carries as a junior at Texas A&M in 2022. If the Dolphins give him enough of a role early on, we could be talking about a 2023 PPR factor. Unfortunately, the risk with Achane is that he could be pigeonholed into a role so specific that it’ll be tough to know when to start him week to week. Note: Miami returns veteran RBs Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert.
Texas A&M RB Devon Achane ran the fastest 40-yard dash time of all RBs at the NFL Combine. The former track athlete logged an official 4.32 time measuring at 5’8½ and 188 pounds. Given Achane’s smaller frame, this weight/speed combination is extremely encouraging. We’re potentially looking at a top-5 RB in this 2023 class with the right scheme fit for his all-purpose skill set. Achane’s performance today solidified the likelihood of receiving early Day 2 draft capital.
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