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Lex Hilliard: A Hidden Gem

It's 3rd and 11, and Miami has the ball against the Jets. Obvious Passing Situation right? Wrong. It's a draw play in  which Ronnie Brown breaks tons of tackles and secures another Miami Dolphins " FRIST DOWN!". Oh Wait, did I say Ronnie Brown. I meant to say it was the Miami Dolphins 6th Round Pick out of University of Montana, Lex Hilliard.

 

I remember watching Preseason games of the Dolphins, and noticing Lex Hilliard rack up yards and broken tackles. He seemed to play very similar to modern day Ray Rice. However as I was watching the game, I knew that there was no room for a 4th String running back on a team. That is, until (Unfortunately) Ronnie Brown and Patrick Cobbs were both injured. It was Lex's time to shine.

Besides his runs in the Jets Game, Lex was primarily used as a blocking back on passing plays. The Dolphins finally learned how to use him in their final two games of the season. Hilliard had two receiving touchdowns, and one rushing touchdown. Although this may not seem like alot, but when you are the 4th string running back, it shows how much depth our team has.

Now I am not saying that Lex Hilliard will be the next Ray Rice of Adrian Peterson (but I never said he couldn't be), but he can definitely be a strong runningback who should get plenty of Reps. When Ricky  Williams leaves, Lex could be the ma to fill his shoes

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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