NFL Draft Player Profiles: Running Backs

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Dec 22, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) tries to tackle St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy (30) as he carries the ball during a game at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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  • cesarnoel

    Among the runningbacks on this list, Charles Sims has been on my mock draft most of the time because of his pass catching abilities which the Rams lack since Marshall Faulk and SJ played for the Rams. Even though Zac Stacy can catch the ball, his skills best suited for the ground and pound attack that Jeff Fisher likes. Sims also gives the Rams another punt returner option just in case Tavon Austin gets injured (God forbid, knock on wood).