Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi could see 350 carries in 2017

Analyst Brett Whitefield breaks down the 2016 season production of Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi.

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Jay Ajayi

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Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi could see 350 carries in 2017


  • Dolphins head coach Adam Gase recently suggested that running back Jay Ajayi could see as many as 350 carries in 2017.
  • After playing just 164 snaps as a rookie, Ajayi had a monster sophomore season in 2016. His 84.9 overall grade ranked third out of 62 eligible RBs.
  • Ajayi ranked first in PFF’s elusive rating metric, at 76.0. He forced 58 missed tackles on carries while gaining 3.46 yards after contact, both marks also ranking first.
  • In 2016, Ajayi carried the ball just 260 times while only playing 624 of the 961 offensive snaps he was available for.

Jay Ajayi after contact

  • crosseyedlemon

    Ajayi had a great season in 2016 spearheading the the Dolphins 6 game win streak but let’s not kid ourselves into thinking he’s another Larry Csonka.