We bring back our annual look at the Miami Dolphins' roster heading into training camp, a series we call 90-in-90. Over the next 90 days (or a few more as roster changes happen), we will take a look at each individual player on the roster, review what they did in 2014 either in the NFL or in college, then take a look at how they might progress or regress this season, and the chances that player will make the roster.
2014 was Ajayi's junior year at Boise State. He recorded 347 rushing attempts, 1823 rushing yards, and 28 touchdowns. Also recorded 50 receptions for 535 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Those are some mind-blowing stats.
Why he might progress:
Ajayi was a steal in the fifth round. Did you see the stats above?
He will be given every chance to start and provide competition for Lamar Miller.
Why he might regress:
How healthy is his knee?
Ajayi's medicals scared teams away from him. According to Mike Mayock "Ajayi's knee is "bone on bone."
Ajayi's knee could be a problem long-term, but he should be fine at least through his first contract. Running backs have a short shelf life in the NFL anyway.
Chances he makes the 53-man roster:
Some scouts compared him to Marshawn Lynch. I see that in Ajayi. He will be the #2 back in Miami unless he has a tremendous preseason showing.
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