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Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake wins Madden Challenge, starts NFL career undefeated

Former Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (No. 17) versus LSU in 2015: Cedric Mason- TDAL Magazine

Life in the National Football League is going smooth thus far for Miami Dolphins running back, Kenyan Drake. While he anticipates being a starter, Drake’s video game skills have already earned him respect among his peers. The former Alabama standout won the 2016 Madden Bowl Challenge, courtesy of EA Sports during the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere last week (Friday).

Miami took Drake in the third round (73rd overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He posted exceptional numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine, prior to being selected on April 29.

Drake recorded a time of 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash and displayed a 34.5″ vertical. He was among the leaders in the broad jump (123 inches) and 20-yard shuttle drills (4.21 seconds).

Despite suffering two injuries at Alabama, Drake ended his career on a high note. The Power Spring, Georgia native accounted for 1,189 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in 2015.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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