Myles Gaskin is a running back to look out for during the 2021 season. He has played two years so far in the NFL. In 2019, Gaskin didn’t get a lot of reps as he only had 133 rushing yards with just 37 rushing attempts. In 2020, he became a regular running back in the Dolphins rotation. He also started seven games for the Dolphins during the 2020 season. This article will look at what Gaskins did during the 2020 season and what to expect of him in the future. This is what to expect out of Myles Gaskin in 2021.
About Myles Gaskin
Gaskin was a 7th round draft pick out of the University of Washington. He is a sizable running back at a hair under 6 foot at 5-foot-11. Gaskin also weighs 193 pounds. He was a monster at Washington as he surpassed the 1,000-yard mark all four years as a Husky. He ranks number 14 in the NCCA and is number three in the Pac 12 in career rushing yards at 5,323 rushing yards. He also knew how to score as he had 57 rushing touchdowns in his college career.
Gaskins in 2020
Gaskin is a speedy running back and is good at making cuts at the line of scrimmage. He is also good at finding holes within the defense. He does not break off many long runs, since his longest run in 2020 was just 26 yards against the Bengals in week 13. Gaskin does have the ability to break tackles and show off some tough running. The Dolphins running back is also great when it comes to receiving as a running back. He mostly catches balls out in the flat or little out routes. The Dolphins have also put him out as a receiver and he has caught some longer passes.
So, what did Gaskin produce during his second season in the NFL? He didn’t get off to a hot of start as he did in college, which is understandable as the NFL is a different animal. He ran for 534 yards and scored three touchdowns during the 2020 season. In the receiving realm, Gaskin had 388 yards and two touchdowns. Gaskin also takes care of the ball as he only had two fumbles in the regular season. Overall, Gaskin had a pretty impressive season for a young running back and it will be interesting to see what he has to offer in 2021.
What to expect out of Gaskins in 2021
Gaskin has been pretty impressive in training camp. He has shown more speed and has cemented himself has a passing threat, especially in the red zone.
Just watched Myles Gaskins catch a wheel route and blaze past the defense on 7-on-7. Thought he was Jaylen Waddle for a minute. pic.twitter.com/QQz5rlyS7s
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) July 29, 2021
Gaskin will be an even more productive running back in 2021. Be prepared to see Gaskin improve in all aspects of his game in the 2021 season. Gaskins should at least get to 700 or 800 rushing yards this season, since it is good possibility that he will start more games than he did last season. One should also expect the Dolphins to show defenses a heavier dose of Gaskin in the passing game, as he has shown he can excel in that part of his game. Overall, this running back should being able to turn heads in Miami and NFL fans around the world. This is what to expect of out of Myles Gaskin in 2021.