Kelly, who is making the Rams love the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, will continue his preseason campaign by making a compelling argument as the best option to backup up Gurley.
He’ll do so by having a monster day on Saturday.
Los Angeles hasn’t shown much in this exhibition season. So far, the biggest story for the Rams has been how remarkably mediocre to less than that Sean Mannion has been.
The second story has been how good Kelly is.
He’ll show a few things against the Texans this Saturday, especially when he gets together with Goff and the first team for a touchdown pass from the Rams starting QB. He’ll also run one in for a TD, as he continues to leave little to no doubt that he’s not just the best second option at running back, but the newest weapon for McVay’s potent offense.
Go easy fans.
This isn’t to say Kelly will make you forget about the 2017 OPOY. But unlike the tenuous situation with the backup quarterback position, the Rams will find that no such issue exists behind Gurley.
He’ll also show his value not just as a runner with sure hands, but as a pass catcher that Goff can rely on when Gurley is on the sidelines.
Kelly adds to a high scoring offense in Los Angeles. Making him an absolute late round gem the NFL will notice sooner rather than later.