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The Splash Zone 4/27/21: Do The Dolphins Have To Land One Of The Top Running Backs?

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.

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The Dolphins haven’t had a running back rush for over a 1000 yards since Jay Ajayi did it back in 2016. Frank Gore came the closest with 722 yards in 2018 and Ryan Fitzpatrick was the teams leading rusher in 2019 with 243 yards. To say running back is a need for the Dolphins would be an understatement. They sat and waited around last draft while teams were selecting the top running backs ahead of them last year. Can the Dolphins afford to miss out on one of the top running backs again?

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

Dolphins RB Draft Preview: Is Getting One of the Big Three a Must? - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
The Miami Dolphins could use a feature running back, but it's worth debating whether spending a premium pick in the 2021 NFL draft to get one is the way to go

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Brian Flores: The goal isn’t to accumulate first-round picks, it’s to craft the best team - ProFootballTalk
Since Brian Flores took over as the Dolphins head coach in 2019, Miami has made several trades to maximize their opportunities in the first round of the draft.

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Fins Extra Point: Who Should Miami Take With No. 6 Pick in 2021 NFL Draft? – NBC 6 South Florida
For the Miami Dolphins, history will be made Thursday night as the team will have the No. 6 pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft - the first time the...

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