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Dolphins’ OC Clyde Christensen on RB Kenyan Drake: “He’s been excellent”

Former Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (No. 17) with a catch vs. Wisconsin in 2015: Cedric Mason- TDAL Magazine

The Miami Dolphins are one of many teams entering mandatory mini-camp this week.

Despite receiving a 69 for his Madden rating, running back Kenyan Drake has been the buzz around South Beach since being drafted on April 29. He adjusted well throughout rookie mini-camp and special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi was pleased with his skill set as a return man in OTAs.

Andrew Abramson, Miami Dolphins reporter (Palm Beach Post), seems to be very impressed by the Alabama standout. Miami’s offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen was complimentary of Drake when he was asked about the progress of the third-round pick during OTAs last week.

Jay Ajayi will more than likely be the featured back for the Dolphins’, but Drake is confident in his abilities to be an every down player. Christensen, 60, enters his first season as Miami’s offensive play caller this fall. He served three years at Indianapolis (2009-11) in this same role, prior to being hired to the Dolphins. Drake’s versatility gives Christensen a lot to work with as a back and wide receiver.

He totaled 1,189 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns for Alabama 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 15 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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