Coming off the NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins are trying to get numerous things accomplished, as they get ready for their first season under new head coach Brian Flores. Obviously, the most prominent one is getting newly-acquired quarterback Josh Rosen ready to go and potentially, lead the team from day one this fall. However, another key is to determine who’s going to compliment the quarterback and help the Dolphins establish it consistent run game?
And, a guy who’s in a great position to take over as the lead back is third year veteran, Kenyan Drake.
Drake covered several subjects about the Dolphins and his short-term future and goals when he joined the “Good Morning Football” program on NFL Network Friday:
"He's always gonna keep it 💯 with you. Regardless of what you want to hear, it's gonna be the truth and you cant do anything but respect that."@KDx32 tells us what new HC Brian Flores will bring to the @MiamiDolphins. pic.twitter.com/TZaB1j6h8o
— GMFB (@gmfb) May 3, 2019
Drake conversed with hosts Kay Adams, Kyle Brandt and former NFL wide receiver / kick returner, Nate Burleson on getting to know new Flores better, meeting new quarterback Rosen and most importantly, getting himself ready for what is a crucial year for his Miami future.
When Brant asked Drake specifically about his game and his outlook for this season, he responded:
“I’m completely ready. Maybe, 2-3 years ago, I would say the same things. Every year, I would get better. I feel like that is the most important aspect with being a professional is, really getting that routine down. Once you get that routine down, everything else kinda becomes seamless.”
Drake hass never rushed for more than 644 yards in any of his three Dolphin seasons, and last year, he split time with veteran Frank Gore in the backfield. Drake has developed into quite the past catching weapon with 85 catches over the last two seasons, including 53 receptions in 2018.
Of course all of that was under former coach Adam Gase’s offense and now, Drake and the others must get ready for first-time offense of coordinator Chad O’Shea’s scheme to help them for this season.
Drake will also have to battle yet another young Prospect being brought in to compete. That’s when the Dolphins selected former Washington running back Myles Gaskin in the final round last weekend in the draft. This also comes on the heels of Miami using a 2018 mid-round pick on fellow Pac 12 and Arizona State running back, Kalen Ballage.
Drake pointed out at the end of the interview he is in a contract year and the former Alabama back realizes, this is a chance for him to do big things to potentially “cash in” in South Florida.
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