Power Back Is First Pick in Round 6

The Dolphins created a need for a backup running back when they traded Lorenzo Booker to Philadelphia on Saturday, and they just might have filled that need with the selection of Toledo's Jalen Parmele with their first of three sixth-round picks.

A two-time 1,000-yard rusher at Toledo, Parmale is a powerful back who also has the ability to play special teams.

He figures to battle Patrick Cobbs for the No.3 running back job behind Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.

Incidentally, Parmale said Williams is a running back he has long admired.

Here's Scout.com NFL analyst Tom Marino's scouting report on Parmale: "Big strong back who hits it up inside with authority. Can breaks inside tackles and move the pile on the inside. Productive between the tackle runner with more then adequate speed. Good feet, vision, pad level at contact and finish. Fights for yards, and was particularly effective in short yardage and red zone situations. Not a home run hitter nor was he an elusive runner in the open field."


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