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Sam’s Film Room: Why you should watch out for Kenyan Drake and the Cardinals in 2020

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In the middle of the 2019 season, the Arizona Cardinals traded for Kenyan Drake from the Miami Dolphins. To say that this trade was effective would be a complete and total understatement. In his first game with the Cardinals, Drake amassed over 100 yards on 15 carries with his new team against the San Francisco 49ers. To finish out the year, he gained over five yards per carry on the ground with the Cardinals while in Miami he rushed for less than four yards per carry.

In this video breakdown, I looked at Drake’s skill set, how Kliff Kingsbury uses him in his offense, and how they designed the run scheme pairing run-pass options to create big plays. This scheme is very dynamic and I expect it to be even better next season with Kyler Murray entering his second season. I think with the additions of Jordyn Brooks (who I broke down here) and Jamal Adams (who I broke down here) the Seattle Seahawks have a much better shot at stopping this run game, as last season Drake rushed for 166 yards on 24 carries and also scored two touchdowns in Arizona’s 27-13 win in Seattle.

This video is over 12 minutes long, so sit back and (begrudgingly) enjoy the show!