Miami Dolphins Rumors: Lamar Miller the Fastest Back in the League, Frank Gore Cosigns

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Jul 12, 2013 02:58 PM EDT
Miami Dolphins Rumors: Lamar Miller
Oakland Raiders' Michael Huff (L) gets a stiff arm from Miami Dolphins' Lamar Miller during their NFL football game in Miami Gardens, Florida September 16, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity "

Frank Gore is currently training with the Miami Dolphins running back and has referred to Lamar Miller as the "Fastest. He reminds me of Portis." What does Miller bring to the table? Miller will definitely have to prove the fastest if he wants to succeed in the Dolphins' offense as he's expected to get most of the carries at the running back position. 

From players to coaches, everybody is in love with Miller's speed. "He's the fastest running back I've ever seen," said Pete Bommarito, who runs the Bommarito Performance Systems facility in North Miami Beach. 

It's no surprise to find Miller in Miami. Aside from playing with the Dolphins, Miller was a former running back for the Miami Hurricanes where he had a noticeable 2011 year. That season, Miller went for 1,272 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 227 touches. After only playing two college years, the Dolphins drafted Miller in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

In his first season in the NFL, Miller rushed for 250 yards in 51 attempts and a touchdown. He was playing behind Reggie Bush, who had a very successful seasons running behind the Dolphins' offensive line. For the first time in his NFL career, Bush rushed for over 1,000 yards, totaling 2,072 yards in his two seasons in Miami. Bush signed with the Detroit Lions over the 2012-2013 offseason, leaving the running back position open for the 22-year-old Miller. 

If Miller is truly as quick as people say he is, the Dolphins might enjoy an even better season as Miami will try to better a 7-9 season. The Dolphins are a fairly young team trying to gain more experience and help from veterans. Miller will take on a lot of responsibility, but since nobody is expecting the Dolphins to truly compete, it could be a rushing party for the running back in 2013-2014. 

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