2. Kenyan Drake, RB
Patriots fans don’t exactly have the best memories of Kenyan Drake. After all, as a member of the Miami Dolphins, he scored the game-ending 69-yard multi-lateral touchdown against New England in the infamous 2018 ‘Miracle in Miami.’
However, with Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott being the only running backs on the roster, it might be time to call Drake on his cellphone.
The former 2016 third-rounder just spent his seventh NFL season with the Baltimore Ravens, rushing for 482 yards and 4 touchdowns on 109 carries (4.4 yards per attempt, best since 2019) while starting five of 12 games.
On top of that, Drake has proven to be a reliable catcher over the years, catching 216-of-296 career targets (73.0%) for just over 1,600 yards with 8 scores.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the 1-2 punch that Stevenson and Elliott will bring to the table. At the same time, extra insurance isn’t a bad idea considering how Elliott isn’t getting any younger, making him more susceptible to injuries — especially with the mileage on his body. Given how disruptive Damien Harris’ issues were last year, extra insurance is welcome.
Drake isn’t exactly a spring chicken, either, as he turns 30 in January, but age isn’t an issue as long as he’s in the RB3 spot.