After trading Jay Ajayi to the Eagles last season http://www.miamidolphinsteamonline.com/t.j.-mcdonald-jersey , the Dolphins gave the starting running back role to Kenyan Drake and man, did he not disappoint. Not only do I think that Drake has a chance to be one of the best running backs in the league, I believe he can be one of the most complete backs in the league.He’s a 3 down back that has star potential.Now, on top of that, add the ageless Frank Gore and the young bruiser Kallen Ballage and the Dolphins have a stacked RB corp with solid depth.I realize that the Dolphins will probably not be in the market for drafting a RB but for the sake of this preview (I know I didn’t finish before the season started, I am sorry) lets dive into this RB class.Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma (Junior)Anderson has been my highest rated RB so far.I think he can do it all - fantastic start-stop speed, good vision, explosive and can catch the ball out of the backfield.Unfortunately, he just suffered a season ending knee injury last week so we won’t see him this year.It’s really a shame because this kid has NFL talent - it’s going to be tough for him though, because prior to this injury he has struggled to stay healthy.Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsBryce Love, Stanford (Senior)Love is a shifty, grity guy who can take it to the house.He’s got good vision, he’s a good receiver, great cutting ability and has game changing speed.His biggest problem will be his size and teams will knock him for that.However, I don’t see that as a big con for me; I like his style of play and I believe he could be a deadly weapon on any offense. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsDamien Harris, Alabama(Senior)Harris is not a flashy guy, but he’s a tough Womens Vincent Taylor Jersey , hard and powerful running back.He’s not going to blow you away with height, weight or speed but he catches well, runs hard and is tough to bring down.I am not sure how high his ceiling is but I know where his floor is.He’s a guy who could contribute in the NFL right now.John David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsBennie Snell Jr. Kentucky (Junior)Snell is a mack truck.He’s a thick, hard hitting back that is surprising fast for his size.He doesn’t have game breaking speed or agility but for a 230 lb back it’s pretty impressive.He’s also got pretty good burst for a big back.I like his decision making and drive he displays when running with the ball.He started this season well and I expect him to have a big year.Mark Zerof-USA TODAY SportsOther RB ProspectsDavid Montgomery Iowa St. (Junior)Devin Singletary, FAU (Junior)Mike Weber, Ohio St. (Senior)Justice Hill, Oklahoma St. (Junior)Myles Gaskin, Washington (Senior)LJ Scott, Michigan St. (Senior)Travon McMillan, Colorado St. (Senior)Dolphins at Jets: 5 key players for Miami in Week 2 The Miami Dolphins will face off against the New York Jets on Sunday in a Week 2 meeting between AFC East rivals. Both teams are coming off of wins, with Miami beating the Tennessee Titans 27-20 this past Sunday and the Jets dispatching the Detroit Lions 48-17 on Monday night, and will be looking to continue a fast start to the 2018 regular season. A lot will have to go right for both clubs, as they look to prove they are better than the preseason pundits predicted.For the Dolphins, several players need to step up and have big games. Miami has to get out to an early lead, then let their defense get after rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, who, after a 16-for-21 for 198 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, is riding high and has the New York fan base feeling good about themselves. Pressuring the rookie should allow Miami’s secondary to continue to pull in interceptions Authentic Jason Sanders Jersey , building off safety Reshad Jones’ two picks last week, with a third interception coming from linebacker Kiko Alonso.These five players need to have big games on Sunday:1. Kenyan DrakeDrake was good last week and needs to continue that this week. He and Frank Gore were able to gash the Titans’ defense early, at one point averaging over nine yards a carry and making it look easy. The Dolphins used Drake in a multitude of ways, including lining him up at receiver. Getting production out of Drake early will allow the offense to open up more, especially with the play action pass, and Miami can get to that lead they need.2. Xavien HowardThe Jets believe they have their franchise quarterback in Darnold, and he has all the confidence in the world right now after bouncing back from a pick-six on his first NFL pass attempt. It is time for Howard to show Darnold that one good game as a rookie does not define a career. Howard has continually shown that he has the potential to be a true star in the league, a shutdown cornerback that can take away a side of the field. This week, with Darnold likely looking to prove he is what Jets fans saw last week, Howard should get a chance to prove he is the cornerback Dolphins fans and South Florida media believes him to be.3. Josh Sitton, et al.Sitton gets singled out here because he was “banged up” against the Titans and is now on the injury report, but really this is the offensive line as a whole. The Dolphins really need Sitton to be healthy so they can continue to keep the same starting five offensive linemen they have had since April’s offseason training program began. This is the first year in the last several in which it feels like the Dolphins finally have an NFL-caliber offensive line, and they showed it last week. They were able to create some beautiful pockets for Tannehill and they were able to open holes for Drake and Gore. That must continue this week, hopefully with Sitton; if Sitton cannot play, Ted Larsen or Isaac Asiata (pulled up from the practice squad) make the most sense to be his replacement. Miami’s offense will only be as successful as their offensive line, so those five men need to be big on Sunday.4. Raekwon McMillanMcMillan now has a true taste off the NFL after missing all of his rookie season with an ACL tear. The Dolphins need their middle linebacker to start playing up to his potential. He struggled at times this past Sunday, which is understandable for a young player, but the Jets will take the ball right up the middle and challenge McMillan http://www.miamidolphinsteamonline.com/jerome-baker-jersey , so he needs to be ready and show he is the right choice to man the middle of Miami’s defense.5. Mike GesickiAt this point, it feels like a given that Miami’s first-round draft pick, safety/cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, will have a big game and be a playmaker. Now, it is time for the team’s second-round pick, tight end Gesicki, to do the same. He caught one pass for 11 yards last week, and should have had a touchdown pass if the ball did not slip out of/be under thrown from Tannehill’s hand. Gesicki gives Miami something they have not had in a long time, a true seam-threat, red-zone target tight end. This week, they need to get him involved in the passing game early so he can find his rhythm. It is not all on play calling, however, as Gesicki was slowed at the line of scrimmage several times by the Titans’ defense, either with a defensive lineman or a linebacker lining up on top of him and making sure to get a solid jam on the rookie. He has to be able to shed that quickly and move into his route.