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Miami Dolphins pick RB Kenyan Drake

Running back Kenyan Drake of Alabama is the Miami Dolphins third round pick in the NFL draft.

Drake was the backup to Heisman Trophy candidate Derrick Henry at Alabama but nonetheless averaged 6.4 yards per carry during his carry.

Drake, 6-1 and 210 pounds, was not as big as Henry but he's obviously not small. He is much more shifty than Henry and seemingly quicker.

"The pick was definitely a surprise to me, a dream come true," Drake said when asked if he was surprised to be picked so high. 

Drake, who has had his share of injuries, said "I'm completely healthy."

Drake suffered a broken leg (including a dislocated ankle) and a broken arm during his career. 

Drake will immediately compete with Jay Ajayi for the starting job in Miami but it is obvious Ajayi is ahead in the competition initially.

 

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