Lamar Miller jumped from the Dolphins to the Texans as a free agent this offseason and Miami’s pursuit of C.J. Anderson and Chris Johnson ended when those players returned to their teams.
That leaves Miami with a depth chart that features Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas and Isaiah Pead, which is a group that many people think needs to be fortified before the start of the 2016 season. During a pre-draft press conference on Friday, General Manager Chris Grier did his best to suggest otherwise.
Grier said the Dolphins are “comfortable” moving forward with their current group of backs and that their skill sets fit with what coach Adam Gase has had success with in the past. Grier did add that the team would consider players at every position, however, and it seems likely that they’ll address the position at some point in the draft.
One name that’s come up in conjunction with the Dolphins has been Ezekiel Elliott. The Ohio State product visited with the team during the pre-draft process and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have “strong interest” in him with the draft less than a week away. Elliott would have to make it to No. 13 barring a Dolphins trade up the board for Miami to have a chance at him.