As many problems as the Rams have had over the past decade, the one position where they seem to remain consistent is at running back.
After saying goodbye to Steven Jackson, the Rams discovered a diamond in the rough in rookie Zac Stacy last season in the 5th round. Stacy nearly broke the 1,000 yard barrier despite starting just 12 games and is assumed as the clear-cut starter for the Rams going into next season.
However, running backs get hurt at an alarming rate in the NFL, and although the Rams already have some solid depth, you can never have too much, and the Rams could use somebody to push Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson.
The Rams have four other running backs on the roster in addition to Stacy, including Benny Cunningham, Pead, Richardson, and Chase Reynolds. Out of those four, only Cunningham positively contributed to the offense last season. Don’t be surprised if the Rams try to find yet another diamond in the rough running back in the later rounds this May. Here are a few to keep an eye on.