Miami Dolphins trade Kenyan Drake to Arizona
The Miami Dolphins continued to stockpile picks ahead of the 2020 Draft after trading running back Kenyan Drake to the Arizona Cardinals.
The Dolphins are operating with a clear rebuilding mentality and are looking to craft a young roster that they believe will compete in the long-term.
This has meant that a number of key players have departed South Florida, with the latest being the team's starting running back.
In exchange for Drake, who has just 174 rushing yards (3.7 y/a) and zero rushing touchdowns in 2019, the Dolphins will receive a conditional pick in 2020.
The pick, currently a sixth-rounder, could become a fifth-round selection, likely if Drake signs an extension with the Cardinals, something he was unlikely to do with the Dolphins this upcoming off-season.
Drake was originally selected by the Dolphins in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2016 Draft, with the former Alabama Crimson Tide back racking up 1532 total yards on the ground along with nine rushing touchdowns.
The 25-year-old Georgia native never truly developed into the starter the Dolphins needed, with Mark Walton starting to take over the majority of reps in recent weeks.
The Dolphins will need to address their running game in 2020, with a featured starter a desirable piece to partner with the quarterback they are likely to pick early in the first round.
Until then, Walton and Kalen Ballage are likely to be expected to carry the load.