Ranking the NY Jets and every AFC East running back room

Do the Jets have the best running back room in the AFC East?
NY Jets, Breece Hall
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3. Miami Dolphins

  • Raheem Mostert
  • Jeff Wilson
  • De'Von Achane
  • Salvon Ahmed
  • Myles Gaskin
  • Chris Brooks

I'm probably higher on the Miami Dolphins' running back room than most. The duo of Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson was genuinely one of the best running back tandems in the NFL last season.

Both Mostert and Wilson finished with a highly-efficient 4.9 yards per carry, and the analytics support their success as well. The Dolphins were the only two to have multiple running backs ranked inside the top-12 in RYOE (rushing yards over expected).

Wilson actually finished fourth in the entire NFL in RYOE, behind only Travis Etienne, Nick Chubb, and Aaron Jones. It should be noted that Jets running back Breece Hall would have ranked first had he recorded enough carries to qualify.

Nonetheless, Mostert and Wilson are two of the league's most underrated rushers, and it certainly helps that they play in a Mike McDaniel system that's tailor-made for their skill sets.

The Dolphins also added the speedy De'Von Achane in the third round of this year's draft. Achane joins Mostert and Wilson in what might be the fastest running back room in the NFL.

The Dolphins lack a true star running back like the other two teams ahead of them on this list, but make no mistake about it — this is a good unit. And it could get even better if the team signs Dalvin Cook.

Don't sleep on the Dolphins' running back room in 2023. They may not have the best group in the division, but they're not as far off as many might think.