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3. Know yourself, know your worth

Kenyan Drake was the running back of the Miami Dolphins franchise. Until he wasn’t.

After winning two national championships at the University of Alabama, Drake was selected in the third round by the Dolphins in the 2016 draft. Drake played 54 games and racked up nearly 2,500 versatile yards before being traded to the Arizona Cardinals. In Arizona he became their comeback and had his best statistical season in 2020. He couldn’t face the Dolphins last season when the Cardinals faced them as he was still overcoming an ankle injury. Therefore, this will be the first time he faces his former team and it will be in a Silver and Black uniform.

“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited for this game,” Drake said Thursday. “Obviously I have a lot of history with the Dolphins. A lot of the players I’ve played with and invented with are still on the team. A lot of new faces too. The coaching staff which was there my last year I was traded is still here.

“No bad blood or anything, but I really want to go out there and play to the best of my ability.… I want to go out there and prove my worth at this organization and when I was playing for them.”

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