As many of you know I have been whining for the past two years about Miami’s RB situation. No disrespect to Myles Gaskins but he goes down if the wind blows. What this team needs are a power run game and to have that you need BIG BACKS that can break tackles!
I do not question Myles Gaskins or any of the RB’s on the roster but none of them weigh more than 210 LBS and that is why they are unable to establish a solid running game. The Ideal RB for this team IMO is a RB over 6′ tall and 220 LBS or better.
The addition of Phillip Lindsay and Duke Johnson has provided a spark and Duke’s last game was exactly the type of running this team needs but Duke is still a 5′-9″ 210 LBS RB, that has 7 seasons in the league. How long can he sustain the king of pounding that he took last week?
The ideal RB in the NFL is Derrick Henry, who is 6′-3” and 247 LBS who puts fear in LB’s and DB’s trying to bring him down, with a wicked stiff arm to boot!
Most of the top RB’s weigh around 220 LBS
- Jonathan Taylor 226 LBS
- Joe Mixon 220 LBS
- Dalvin Cook 210 LBS
- Derrick Henry 247 LBS
- Nick Chubb 227 LBS
- Najee Harris 232 LBS
There are exceptions to the rule like Joe Mixon but the best RB’s can make the entire O-Line look better by breaking tackles and running with power. I am happy with the way the RB situation is playing out with the addition of Lindsay and Johnson but a more permanent solution should take place this offseason by adding some young bulls to this team by way of the draft.