2024 NFL Rookie Premiere: First look at Miami Dolphins RB Jaylen Wright

Every year, a new group of rookies swarm to the Los Angeles Coliseum in May to partake in the annual NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere, presented by Panini. This year’s event kicked off on Thursday, May 16th, and featured over 40 NFL rookies, according to a report.

However, not all rookies get to attend this event. Dolphins first-round pick Chop Robinson wasn’t invited, nor was Mo Kamara or the wide receiver duo of Tahj Washington and Malik Washington. Only rookie running back Jaylen Wright was invited to the event. And based on the few images we saw, he looks natural in Miami’s aqua and orange threads. (Even if they should’ve been throwback uniforms).

Here are the pictures the Miami Dolphins’ official X account posted.

Two more pictures of Miami’s young RB were posted on the team’s official account on Instagram. If you’d like to check those out, click HERE. The official account for the NFLPA also posted an epic drone video showcasing the entire 2024 class, with Wright featured in the front row, second from the left.

Wright, 21, was selected in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2024 NFL Draft. To move up to draft the playmaking running back, Miami traded away a 2025 third-round draft. His role in year one shouldn’t be astronomical, with Raheem Mostert coming off a career-high season and De’Von Achane’s rookie year. A season in which the Dolphins were plagued by injury. So there’s always a chance a young player could get thrust into action sooner than expected.

Additionally, he brings a different toughness in pass protection, and let’s be honest, he is bigger and has a bit more thunder to him in the run game than the two guys above.

(Please Note: Mostert went beast mode vs. the Bills and countless other times, so I’m not doubting him. Achane also looked JACKED this offseason and proved he could break tackles and get the extra yards as a rookie. So, believe me when I say this: there is no shade being thrown!)

Last season with the Volunteers, Wright carried the ball 137 times for 1,013 yards and four touchdowns. He will now join one of the most explosive offenses in all of football. #RunWrightRun

Xavien Howard tells Jaylen Wright on Instagram that he wants his number back.

Former Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard took to Instagram late Saturday evening to comment on Wright’s photo. Howard, who previously wore the No. 25, joked that he would need his jersey back. And now that I think about it, it almost sounds like he may be looking to return home to the place that once drafted him.

What are your thoughts on Miami Dolphins rookie running back Jaylen Wright? Do you think he is Miami’s RB1 of the future? How should Miami utilize Wright with both De’Von Achane and Raheem Mostert this season? Let us know in the comments section below!

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