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Adam Gase: Ajayi has 'separated' from Dolphins RBs

The Dolphins have one of the most inexperienced backfields in the league with Jay Ajayi and rookie third-round pick Kenyan Drake as the top-two talents on the roster. New coach Adam Gase has made it clear that the job is Ajayi's to lose.

"(Ajayi's) been one of those guys he's been here every day. He's done everything right. You can tell he's looking to improve. He doesn't say much, just keeps working. The rest of that group has done a good job to try and keep up with him, but obviously he's kind of separated himself from that group as far as the consistency of what he does day in and day out," Gase told 560-AM recently via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Drake hasn't even been able to practice yet because of the NFL's byzantine rules on college graduation, so the group that Ajayi is competing with in OTAs includes Daniel Thomas, Damien Williams, Isaiah Pead, and Jahwan Edwards. Ajayi clearly has the rawest skills of that group; he just needs to stay healthy to show off his explosive power running attack and solid passing-down skills.

"He knows he's the starter," Gase said after the NFL Draft. "He's showing me a lot of great things."

As far as boom or bust mid-round fantasy league options go, Ajayi has an intriguingly high ceiling. Giddy up.

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