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Alabama Football 2016 NFL Draft: Miami Selects Kenyan Drake

The speedster got drafted higher than many thought he would

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In a somewhat surprising move, Kenyan Drake goes 73rd overall to the Miami Dolphins. This means that Drake is the third running back selected in the entire draft, after only Ezekial Elliot and Derrick Henry. Though oft-inured, he has untapped potential as a runner, receiver, and return man.

Dolphins pick Kenyan Drake in third round - The Phinsider

With the 73rd overall pick, the Miami Dolphins selected running back Kenyan Drake. The selection will now give Miami a running back to team with Jay Ajayi as the tandem of running backs this year.

Drake is a home-run hitter, able to break a long run at any point, and he is a solid receiver. He worked primarily as a backup to Derrick Henry last year, but he is seen as a quality running back. He receives comparisons to Reggie Bush, who had his best years of his career when in Miami. Drake needs to show a little more patience at times, but he is going to add an explosive element to the Miami offense this year.

Miami is an interesting place for Drake. Jay Ajayi is the presumed starter, but he is by no means entrenched in the spot. Miami's offense has been in flux for a number of years now, and they still don't seem to have an identity.

Here is Kenyan Drake's profile here at Roll Bama Roll.