The Arizona Cardinals offseason got started with their placement of the transition tag on soon-to-be free agent running back Kenyan Drake.
That set into motion the events of trading David Johnson, acquiring DeAndre Hopkins and allowing the Cardinals to focus on their defense in 2020 NFL Draft.
The Cardinals needed to keep Drake on the roster because the running back changed the complexion of the Cardinals offense in 2019, but the question becomes what can we expect from Drake?
Samuel Gold is an analyst who does fantastic breakdowns on his YouTube page and he broke down Drake and his expectations for the running back heading into 2020.
Check out his analysis and the video below.
Can you trust Kenyan Drake? In my latest video breakdown, I looked at his skill set and his fit in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. My argument is yes. I would definitely trust him in this scheme. How Kingsbury pairs the inside zone run game to the pass game with run-pass options and how Drake is used as a receiver instantly makes him a threat to gain yards. Based on everything I saw, and based on his contract - getting the transition tag at one-year and $8.4 million - the Cardinals will certainly use him to the maximum next season. I think he has top 5 running back potential based on these factors.
Many thanks to Mr. Gold, make sure to check out his Twitter @SamuelRGold and his YouTube Channel for more video breakdowns like this one.