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The Splash Zone 5/12/16: Kenyan Drake Believes Dolphins Got The Best Running Back In The Draft

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The Miami Dolphins newest running back has a ton of confidence. Drake believes he was the best running back in this year's draft. Drake was the third running back taken in the draft after Ezekiel Elliot and Drake's former teammate, Derrick Henry. Strong words from the rookie running back.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Kenyan Drake says Miami Dolphins got 'best back in the draft' | AL.com
The Miami Dolphins made Alabama's Kenyan Drake the third running back selected in the 2016 NFL Draft even though he carried the ball fewer times in his collegiate career than the two backs picked ahead of him did in the 2015 season.

Adam Gase

I can't imagine Bears coach John Fox doing what Adam Gase just did - Sun Sentinel
Former Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase is drawing attention as head coach of the Dolphins for his novel approach to rookie minicamp: There is no camp.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

AC In The AM: A Storybook Journey For Brandon Doughty
The selection of the Western Kentucky quarterback gave him a rare opportunity to play for the team he grew up loving.

Dolphins Running Backs

Dolphins RB Drake, an understudy at Alabama, has a shot at stardom | Miami Herald
Running back Kenyan Drake makes the most of his opportunities, however few. The career backup could get plenty of those opportunities with the Dolphins.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Jakeem Grant hopes his legend grows with Miami Dolphins | www.mypalmbeachpost.com
Jakeem Grant, candidate to be the Dolphins’ return man in 2016, doesn’t just run fast, he talks fast.

Dolphins Defense

Miami Dolphins DC Vance Joseph believes he has enough pieces - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
With three new defensive backs and middle linebacker Kiko Alonso now at his disposal, coordinator Vance Joseph believes his defense will be just fine.

Dolphins Defensive Line

More sacks means more money for Dolphins DE Cam Wake | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake took a $1.25 million pay cut this season in order to get his contract extended through the 2017 season. But he can earn that money back depending on how many sacks he registers this year.

Dolphins Secondary

Bigger Is Better For Dolphins Corners
The Dolphins landed Byron Maxwell (6 feet 1) in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles and added Xavien Howard (6 feet) and Jordan Lucas (6 feet) in the draft.

Dolphins DC Vance Joseph doesn’t want strong, free safety distinction | The Daily Dolphin
The way first-year Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph sees it, there shouldn't be a difference between his strong and free safety. "We want those guys to be twins," Joseph said during Miami's rookie minicamp. "We don’t want a strong safety who is a bigger body in the box.

Dolphins 2016 Offseason

Miami Dolphins Stock Watch - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Aside from late free agency, the Dolphins' roster is set and ready to push forward A look at whose stock is rising and falling following the draft.

Grier: Dolphins ‘aggressively’ seeking an influx of aggression | The Daily Dolphin
On the day he was introduced as general manager of the Dolphins, Chris Grier was asked a logical question: What’s your philosophy about identifying the type of players you want? In a veteran move, Grier showed agility in sidestepping the question.

FIVE FINS FACTS On The Dolphins’ Rookie Free Agents
Here are five fun facts on the Dolphins' class of rookie undrafted free agents.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 5/11/16: Contract Status Of The Dolphin's Rookie Class - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing - The Phinsider
Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

Ranking the Dolphins' Rookie Class Based On Jersey Numbers - The Phinsider
Talent evaluation based on a player’s school or merit? No need to bother. When attempting to evaluate how successful a player will be in the NFL, all you really need to do is check the jersey number.

Dolphins depth chart: Breaking down Miami's roster II - Defensive ends - The Phinsider
We continue to part two of our Miami Dolphins roster breakdown, looking now at the defensive ends.

Breaking down the Miami Dolphins' 2016 Draft Class: Laremy Tunsil - The Phinsider
With the 13th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select; Laremy Tunsil, offensive tackle, Mississippi

Are the Dolphins creating a backlog of jersey numbers to retire? - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have three jersey numbers retired. Could they be setting up a backlog of more?