Most Likely Trade Destinations for Kenyan Drake

Dan Israeli
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As has been the case for many of the team's best players, Kenyan Drake is rumored to be on the trading block for the Miami Dolphins. Drake has averaged 4.7 yards per carry throughout his NFL career, but Miami has been trading quite a few of its top players, and the talented RB could be next.

The Dolphins currently sit at 0-2, and they've been outscored by a combined 92 points thus far. If Miami does decide to move on, here are three potential trade destinations for Drake.

3. Atlanta Falcons

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The Atlanta Falcons evened their season record to 1-1 with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on "Sunday Night Football." They did that despite another lackluster day on the ground from Devonta Freeman, who rushed 11 times for 22 yards. Ito Smith looked significantly better in relief (four rushes for 32 yards), but this backfield could use an upgrade. Drake could make sense as part of a committee, as his ability as a pass-catcher (53 receptions in 2018) could help him quickly establish himself in Atlanta's backfield.

2. Washington Redskins

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The Washington Redskins used a second-round pick on Derrius Guice in the 2018 NFL Draft, but he missed the entire 2018 campaign with a torn ACL, and is going to miss another significant chunk of time this season. The team still has Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson in the backfield, but both players have had injury concerns of their own in the past. Trading for Drake could help boost Washington's rushing attack, as Peterson was held to just 25 yards on 10 carries in his first action of the season in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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A team that has been seeking a true starting running back for what feels like years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off a "Thursday Night Football" win against the reeling Carolina Panthers. In the victory, Peyton Barber rushed 23 times for 82 yards and a score, despite talk that Ronald Jones' role would increase. Jones saw four carries and gained just nine yards. However, it was another highly inefficient day for Barber, who failed to eclipse 1,000 scrimmage yards last season despite receiving 254 touches. Tampa Bay clearly could use an upgrade in the backfield, and Drake is talented enough to improve the Buccaneers' rushing attack.

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