Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Dolphins' seven picks: Round 5/149 - Jay Ajayi, RB, 6-0, 221, Boise State...This was an interesting pick because the Dolphins needed a power running back. The problem is many teams stayed away from Ajayi because medical reports said one knee is almost bone-on-bone. Regardless, Miami might have a steal with this one. If Ajayi can stay healthy he could push Lamar Miller for the starting job. - The Sports Xchange
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10/16/16 - RB Jay Ajayi had a strong 60 minutes, rushing for a career-high 204 yards as Miami upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-15 at Hard Rock Stadium.
Ajayi, who scored twice on 25 carries, became the first Dolphins 200-yard rusher since Reggie Bush did it on Dec. 18, 2011, at the Buffalo Bills.
"The offensive line kept opening creases," said Ajayi, who averaged 8.2 yards per rush. "I looked up, and I was at 140 (yards). I had some guys tell me, 'Let's go man! Go get two!'"
Two, of course, meant 200.
A 2015 fifth-round pick out of Boise State, Ajayi had expected to be Miami's starter this year after the Dolphins lost Lamar Miller in free agency.
When the job went to Arian Foster instead, Ajayi pouted, and Dolphins coach Adam Gase punished him, leaving him home when the team traveled to face the Seattle Seahawks.
But Ajayi worked his way back, with Gase saying, "We all have a bad five days."
Ajayi has since had the walk-off run that beat the Cleveland Browns in overtime, and he had his big performance against the Steelers.
10/10/16 - RB Jay Ajayi has 13 carries for 42 yards (3.2 yards per carry), including a nine-yard run against Tennessee in a fairly unimpressive performance. Ajayi, who got the start, had a nine-yard touchdown run negated by a holding call.
09/26/16 - RB Jay Ajayi wound up scoring the game-winning touchdown from 11 yards out with 8:26 left in overtime on Sunday afternoon as the Dolphins knocked off the Cleveland Browns 30-24 in newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium.
Ajayi found his way into Miami head coach Adam Gase's doghouse when he expressed his unhappiness when learning that he would not start over Arian Foster. But none of that seemed to matter on Sunday when Ajayi was in the end zone celebrating his winning score.
"We did it, we pulled it off, a deep sigh of relief," said Ajayi, who certainly was no workhorse, carrying the ball just seven times for 28 yards, when asked what went through his mind when he crossed the goal line. "We definitely didn't want to be in that situation, of course (having to go to overtime) but that's just how the game ended up in my hands and I just wanted to make sure I got in the end zone."
09/26/16 - RB Jay Ajayi (seven carries, 28 yards, 1 TD), who had the game-winning 11-yard touchdown run in Sunday's 30-24 overtime victory against Cleveland, seemed pleased with his performance. Ajayi, who was left home in Miami for the opener at Seattle because he reportedly didn't react well to being named the backup, said Sunday's performance was a bit of redemption.
09/19/16 - RB Jay Ajayi, making his season debut against New England on Sunday after being left home for last week's game at Seattle, ended with five carries for 13 yards and four receptions for 31 yards for a total of 44 yards of offense. Ajayi also lost a fumble. But apparently he thought he had a decent showing. "Besides the fumble," he said, "I think I did pretty well."
09/02/16 - RB Jay Ajayi lost a fumble and had a dropped pass in the preseason finale against Tennessee, which might have cast doubt on his readiness to start over Arian Foster. Coach Adam Gase expressed disappointment in Ajayi, saying he expects more based on what he'd seen more during training camp and preseason.
08/21/16 - RB Jay Ajayi had six carries for 19 yards against Dallas and didn't do much to show he could be the No. 1 running back. Ajayi, a hard-nosed runner, still must show most elusiveness and an understanding of pass protection.
08/08/16 - RB Jay Ajayi was listed above veteran Arian Foster atop the Dolphins' first official depth chart, which was released Monday. Ajayi, 23, is working his way back from a knee injury. He rushed for 187 yards and one touchdown in nine games during his rookie season.
08/04/16 - RB Jay Ajayi, who missed the start of last season with a rib injury, is currently sidelined with a bone bruise to his left knee. He remains somewhat of a mystery to coach Adam Gase and his staff.
"As we head through the preseason and once we get in the regular season, we'll have a better idea of when Jay's in there, here's what we're going to lean on," Gase said. "We're going to do what he does best, and we're still trying to figure that out."
08/02/16 - RB Jay Ajayi (knee), expected to battle Arian Foster for the starting job, is day-to-day after he sustained a bone bruise to his left knee Sunday. Ajayi fell to the fifth round in the 2015 draft amid reports that his right knee had no cartilage, which would likely mean a short career. Ajayi hasn't worn a brace on his right knee since joining the Dolphins and didn't have any issues last season. He started the season on IR/Designated to Return because of a rib injury and finished with 49 carries for 187 yards and one TD.