by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/24/2013) The Miami Herald reports that even though the Dolphins "love" Lamar Miller and have Daniel Thomas, who "sees himself as the successor to (Reggie) Bush," the darkhorse candidate to carry the running game is rookie Mike Gillislee. The report says "there is an internal excitement about him. There is hope he can factor and perhaps even surprise everyone." Gillislee was drafted in the fifth round this year out of Florida.
Gillislee has chance to start
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/20/2013) The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Dolphins rookie Mike Gillislee, who ran for 1,152 yards and 10 touchdowns in his senior season at Florida, will compete with Lamar Miller, a 2012 fourth-round pick, and Daniel Thomas, a 2011 second-round pick, for the starting tailback spot during training camp this summer. Gillislee was drafted in the fifth round this year.
Gillislee lands in good spot
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/27/2013) In the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft the Dolphins added University of Florida running back Mike Gillislee, who is 5-foot-11, 207 pounds. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Gillislee will compete with Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Marcus Thigpen and Jonas Gray for the starting spot vacated by Reggie Bush. Gillislee spent most of his career at Florida as a backup but started 11 games in his senior season, rushing for 1,152 yards and scored 10 rushing touchdowns. "I'm a complete back," said Gillislee, who was projected as a fourth-round pick. "I'm a good competitor." He rushed for 2,072 yards on 389 carries (5.3 yards per carry) and scored 20 touchdowns during his career. He also caught 23 passes for 182 yards and scored two touchdowns through the air.