Dolphins' Jay Ajayi: Working on receiving skills

Ajayi is focused on improving his pass-catching skills in order to avoid leaving the field on some third-down situations this season, ESPN's James Walker reports.

Ajayi broke out to the tune of 1,272 rushing yards, eight touchdowns and a Pro Bowl selection last season, but he caught just 27 passes for 151 yards in the process. In an effort to elevate his game further, the 2015 fifth-rounder has pinpointed his receiving skills for improvement this offseason. According to the report, Ajayi already appears more fluid in his route running this year, which bodes well for an uptick in production. Along with featuring on more third downs, the fact that Ajayi is the Dolphins' unquestioned starter this season -- compared to not earning that role until Week 5 last term -- certainly seems to favor his stock.

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