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Phinsider Flash Poll: Starting Running Back Edition

Phinsider Flash Poll: Starting Running Back Edition

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Larmar Miller enters this season as what would seem or at least what most believe to be the undisputed starter at running back. Miller turned in very respectable stats as the starter for most of 2014 following the season ending injury to Knowshon Moreno. Lamar finished the year with 1,099 yards on the ground for a 5.1 yard per carry average and 8 touchdowns as well as an additional 275 yards receiving and another touchdown.

Despite the solid numbers it seemed as if the Dolphins were hesitant to rely too heavily on Miller late in games. There were also many rumors that circulated claiming that the Dolphins just did not have faith in Lamar to hold up late in games if given too many carries in any single contest.

Then we get to the draft. Most fans had a laundry list of team "needs" and most of those probably did include another running back to back up Miller. Many fans were even clamoring for Todd Gurley out of Georgia if he were to fall to the team in the first round of the draft. Gurley was apparently just too good in most teams eyes and did not even make it out of the top ten picks.

The Dolphins, going in to day three looked to be going in a different direction with some of the picks than the fans had hoped for but then a player that many had as a second or third round grade fell in their lap and they pulled the trigger on Jay Ajayi out of Boise State. Ajayi of course only made it that far down the draft due to injury concerns because of a previous knee injury. He also had a previous off the field incident in the form of an arrest for theft from a Walmart dating back to 2011 which saw him serve 5 days in county lockup. All Ajayi managed to do in his senior season with Boise was rush for 1,823 yards and 28 touchdowns while also catching 73 passes for 771 yards and another 4 touchdowns.

Now the Dolphins have not only the very productive Miller but a guy that was an absolute machine for the Boise State Broncos. More than one media type has called him the steal of the draft for the Dolphins. A guy that could give them a solid one two punch  with Miller, with some even suggesting that he may even supplant Miller, at least by the end of the 2015 season.

So today's question is who will end 2015 owning the title of starting running back for your Miami Dolphins?