2. Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (age 27)
Prior to being named the Arizona Cardinals’ franchise player in 2020, I thought Kenyan Drake would be a fun option for the Denver Broncos in free agency.
One year later, the Cardinals have let Drake hit the market and he still offers plenty to his next NFL team after playing his first five seasons between Miami and Arizona.
Drake averaged over five yards per carry after being traded from the Dolphins to the Cardinals in 2019, but that yard per carry average dipped to 4.0 in 2020. He has proven himself to be a capable receiver out of the backfield with nearly 130 receptions in the past three years.
Drake is no stranger (like pretty much any running back in the league right now) to playing in tandem with other backs. He has played slightly over 600 snaps in each of the last two seasons and has still managed to rack up:
- 1,772 rushing yards
- 2,254 yards from scrimmage
- 18 total touchdowns
One potential red flag here? He has five fumbles over the past two seasons. Phillip Lindsay has none.
There are obvious pluses to bringing in veteran backs and Drake’s best asset at this point may be his ability to score the football. He’s got 27 total touchdowns over the last three seasons.