Dolphins OC says Ajayi is much improved in receiving

The Miami running back had big success in the ground game in 2016, but he struggled more with his receiving.

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Jay Ajayi

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Dolphins OC says Ajayi is much improved in receiving

  • On Saturday, Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said running back Jay Ajai’s receiving skills are “200 percent” better than this time last year.
  • The Dolphins running back ranked third at his position in overall grade (84.9) and led the NFL in PFF’s elusive rating metric (76.0).
  • Ajayi dropped two passes on 29 catchable targets for a drop rate of 6.9 percent, 30th of 42 RBs. Teammate Damien Williams was tied for first in the NFL, dropping zero of 23 catchable targets.
  • While Ajayi led the NFL in forced missed tackles (63), only five came in the receiving game, good for just 29th in the NFL.
  • He ranked dead last in yards per route run (0.69) among 43 RBs with 100-plus snaps in route.

Jay Ajayi

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Ryan Smith has been an analyst for Pro Football Focus since 2015. He is featured on the weekly ACC podcast, and is also the Philadelphia Eagles Media Correspondent for PFF.

  • Tim Edell

    The odd thing is Ajayi should good hands and receiving ability while at Boise State