Los Angeles Rams: 4 rookies to watch in the NFC West
The Los Angeles Rams did so much in the month leading up to the NFL Draft, it almost seemed like an afterthought when LA finally got around to picking players. That said when they did, they were quick to address key needs early on, especially for the aging offensive line.
They also got one player in particular who may be a bit under the radar today, but not necessarily when the Rams are knee deep into their 2018 schedule.
Running back John Kelly from Tennessee will be a player fans will like if not love, and likely sooner rather than later.
Yes, I know, Los Angeles has the Offensive Player of the Year in running back Todd Gurley.
Yes, he was absolutely the best offensive weapon for LA in 2017, and I believe was a legitimate contender for NFL MVP.
He’s also a player who was rode hard last season and has yet, now entering his fourth season, to put in two consecutive productive years back-to-back.
Maybe that changes this year, maybe not. But Kelly will be the number two guy who pushes Gurley, and that’s a good thing.
He’s also a safety valve for head coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff.
When all is said and done, and when the ink is dry on the coming season, Kelly will be a player who will have made a significant impact on the 2018 season.