Salvon Ahmed
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After going undrafted out of Washington, Ahmed shrewdly signed with the 49ers, perhaps the best possible spot for an overlooked running back to make an impact. While he showed plenty of speed and elusiveness in college, Ahmed's lack of power, vision and indecisiveness when hitting the hole kept him from being a consistent producer. He did show solid receiving skills, but he'll need to significantly improve his effort level in pass protection if he wants to see significant work on passing downs in the NFL. Ahmed is something of a project, but in a Kyle Shanahan offense that always seems to find ways to get its backs the ball in space, his strengths could be accentuated and his flaws minimzed. The depth chart remains loaded even after Matt Breida's departure, but as Raheem Mostert showed last year, backs who put in the work and flash when they get a chance are rewarded in San Francisco. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Dolphins in September of 2020.
Caps rookie season with TD
RBMiami Dolphins
January 4, 2021
Ahmed had six carries for 29 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's blowout 56-26 loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
Ahmed split Miami's backfield work fairly evenly with Myles Gaskin during the Week 17 loss, and the backs managed to score despite both being held under 30 rushing yards. Through six appearances with the Dolphins in 2020, the undrafted rookie compiled 319 yards and three touchdowns on 75 carries (4.3 YPC). Ahmed also secured 11 of 14 targets for 61 yards. He remains under contract with Miami through 2021, so barring any offseason pickups he could begin next season as the No. 2 option behind Gaskin.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Salvon Ahmed's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
9.3%
 
Positive Run %
81.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
39.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.7
 
Rushing TD %
4.0%
 
Touches Per Game
14.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
42.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
2.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
78.6%
 
Drop Rate
7.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.7
 
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Snap %
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2020 Salvon Ahmed Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Salvon Ahmed's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
197 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
29.25 in
 
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Nothing doing vs. Raiders
RBMiami Dolphins
December 27, 2020
Ahmed had six carries for two yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders. He also hauled in his only target for one yard.
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Tops century mark in return
RBMiami Dolphins
December 20, 2020
Ahmed carried the ball 23 times for 122 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots. He also caught one of three targets for five yards.
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Chance to head backfield in return
RBMiami Dolphins
December 20, 2020
ESPN's Cameron Wolfe indicates that Ahmed (shoulder), who is back after after missing three games with a shoulder injury, is in line to lead Miami's backfield Sunday against the Patriots.
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Back in the mix Sunday
RBMiami Dolphins
December 20, 2020
Ahmed (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
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Deemed questionable for Sunday
RBMiami Dolphins
Shoulder
December 18, 2020
The Dolphins list Ahmed (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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