Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles

Taylor Byrd
November 2, 2017

By only trading a fourth-round pick in return for Ajayi, the Eagles were able to hold on to all of their top picks, plus with the team already owning three picks in the fourth round for 2018, it's nearly as if they gave up nothing to the Dolphins. He gained just 23 yards on 13 carries, despite on season-long 21-yard rush on his first attempt of the game.

As the trade deadline approaches on Tuesday, the Eagles will be expected to make more moves.

We're guessing the timing wasn't a coincidence. Ajayi is also on the books for the 2018 season, meaning the Eagles don't have to worry about losing him this offseason. Even with the loss of Jason Peters, the Eagles offensive line still holds their own, giving holes big enough for LeGarrette Blount. "That's on the running back". He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Dolphins.

Ajayi has handled nearly the entire running back workload in Miami this season, having gained 465 of the Dolphins' 535 rushing yards this season. He is signed through the 2018 season, so he has one year left on his deal. Nevertheless, the team likely expects Ajayi to be their lead carrier going forward - it's just a question of whether or not that's something he's capable of doing.

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