MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins recently signed running back Knowshon Moreno and still like Lamar Miller, but that doesn’t mean the Dolphins are done looking for backfield help.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are looking at drafting a running back between the fourth and fifth rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft.
The Fins appear ready to jettison Daniel Thomas at some point in the near future. That would leave a hole in the backfield for a big running back to come in and get tough first downs.
Looking at some of the draft eligible running backs this season, the top back will likely be Tre Mason. The 5’9″, 207 pound back carried Auburn to the BCS Championship game last year and ran for over 500 yards in the SEC Championship game.
A few names who could slip some include LSU running back Jeremy Hill, who helped lead LSU’s offense through several close games last year.
Looking further down the board, a couple of names who could be available in the fourth and fifth rounds could be familiar to fans of football in the Sunshine State, Storm Johnson and James Wilder, Jr.
Johnson transferred to UCF from UM and helped lead the team to the BCS last season. Wilder never lived up to his hype, but when healthy can move the pile at 6’3″ and 232 pounds.
Stanford running back Tyler Gaffney is another back who might be available in the later rounds of the draft.