RB Mark Walton - Free Agent

5-9, 205Born: 3-29-1997College: Miami (Fla.)Drafted: Round 4, pick 2018

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Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 9 vs NYJ (12 / 29 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)

For all of the success that Fitzpatrick and the passing game had, the rushing attack struggled this week. Walton was given the keys to the back field when the team traded Kenyan Drake, but he was unable to do anything with them this week. He averaged just 2.4 yards per carry on 12 carries and made a minimal impact as a receiver. Miami combined to rush for just 50 yards on 24 carries and the longest run of the day was by Walton for 14 yards. Nearly half of his yards came on that single carry and the rest he was tackled at or near the line of scrimmage for minimal gains. The Jets did not have to respect the run at all this week and Miami had no luck with play action passes. The team clearly liked Walton enough to ship off their incumbent starter but he is going to have to do a lot more if he wants to keep the job the rest of this season and into next.

2019 Week 8 vs PIT (11 / 35 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)

Walton was handed the keys to the Dolphins offense when the team traded Kenyan Drake to Arizona, but he was unable o do anything with them. Walton rushed a team high 11 times with his longest rush going for 9 yards. There was no competition from Ballage behind him and the next closest rusher was Fitzpatrick this week. The team rushed a total of 19 times for 60 yards and Walton only accounted for a little more than half of that. He chipped in 3 catches on 6 targets and his longest reception also went for 9 yards. The biggest issue this week was putting the ball on the ground. The Steelers had just taken a 10-point lead and Miami was driving to try and get back into the game. Walton made his 9-yard reception and was stripped as he was going to the ground and diving for the first down. It was the epitome of the Dolphins season thus far. Walton has little competition for carries the rest of the season, but Miami will most likely continue to play from behind and abandon the run early. He is the lead running back on a bad team behind a poor offensive line.

2019 Week 7 vs BUF (14 / 66 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -8 / 0 rec)

This was the most complete game for any Miami running back this season. Walton had more than double the number of carries than any other running back and turned that into a 4.7 yards per carry average. He ripped off a long run of 19 yards and was the most effective weapon on the ground this week. He looks to have surpassed Drake on the depth chart in rushing duties but is still lacking in the passing game. Walton's only target was a failed screen that went for -8 yards. Unfortunately for Walton, it is Ballage that is taking the goal line carries and Drake that is getting the targets on third down. Walton may get the most carries but he will need to break a long one to get a touchdown with the way this offense is going.

2019 Week 4 vs LAC (6 / 23 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

It is safe to say the run game was not working for Miami again this week, but Walton had a surprising number of carries. He sat only 3 behind Drake and even saw a fair amount of play on traditional passing downs. Walton hauled in both of his targets and had the longest play on the ground for Miami with his 11-yard scamper. Walton has just 10 total carries through 4 games, but someone has to carry the ball for them. It will be interesting to see how much the team starts to move away from Drake in the coming weeks and if Walton is the next man up.


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