5 takeaways from Los Angeles Rams 24-10 loss to Green Bay Packers

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2. Davis most likely earned roster spot

With Malcolm Brown securing the backup running back spot behind Todd Gurley, the No. 3 spot seemed to be up for grabs during the preseason while Lance Dunbar continued to be sidelined with a knee injury. Early on in the preseason, Justin Davis made a strong case as a possible candidate to work his way up to that third spot at running backs with an impressive debut against the Dallas Cowboys, and even though he struggled at times after, the former USC star still seems worthy of a roster spot.

As the starter at running back against the Green Bay Packers, Davis only averaged 3.2 yards per carry after finishing with 55 rushing yards on 17 carries, but he did manage to catch two passes for 21 yards as well. Obviously, these numbers may seem concerning for a running back competing for a spot on the roster, but when comparing Davis’ production to Aaron Green (12 rushing yards on seven carries against the Packers), they’re not all bad.

In fact, Davis seems like the type of young player who just needs a little experience to bring the best out of him on offense. And with Dunbar’s potential return still undetermined, Davis seems like the best option for the Rams at this point for the No. 3 spot at running back.