Berry: Target Devon Achane late in 2023 drafts
Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers evaluate RB Devon Achane's fit in the Miami Dolphins' backfield, diving into his college production, 2023 fantasy outlook and more.
JAY CROUCHER: All right, pick 84-- Miami Dolphins liked Devon Achane, running back to slot right into Mike McDaniel's offense. [INAUDIBLE] fun one. Connor, what do you think?
CONNOR ROGERS: Speed. Miami loves speed. They love stressing you on the edges or if you can hit one in between the tackles and get upfield. And that's what Devon Achane can do. He's somebody that-- you know, he's an undersized running back but muscled up and is able to run in between the tackles. I mean, this is somebody that just has burners.
He can really, really fly-- special, special track-level speed, not an every-down player, not the smoothest pass catcher-- some focus drops. But he can catch the easy ones. And when you can run like him, it doesn't matter. Especially in an offense that's going to make you focus on Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Raheem Mostert, you can kind of forget what Davon Achane can do. So this fits Mike McDaniel's mold of always drafting speed.
MATTHEW BERRY: This is a great fit. It's a great running back. Look, I grew up in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M is one of my two college teams. I went to Syracuse, so those are my two teams here. I've seen a lot of Achane. And I have to tell you, he is just-- he's fast. He's also physical. He's tough to bring down. He was very productive in the SEC.
And now he goes to a tremendous playcaller in Mike McDaniel. Given the injury history of Jeff Wilson Jr. and Raheem Mostert, I think you could see a chance where Achane becomes fantasy relevant sooner rather than later. Great fit dynasty wise, and I think he's an interesting late-round pick in redraft this year because, look, he's got the kind of talent that if he can get on the field in Miami, he's going to explode.