5 running backs Rams should consider after NFL Combine as insurance for Todd Gurley

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2. Miles Sanders

First off, Miles Sanders deserves plenty of credit for stepping in at Penn State following the departure of Saquon Barkley last season to the NFL since he’s a one of a kind running back who is arguably irreplaceable.

There’s a reason why the New York Giants were so high on Barkley last year when they decided to use the No. 2 pick on the star running back instead of focusing on a potential successor to Eli Manning, and in a way, this could help Sanders once April arrives.

After receiving a major increase in carries with Barkley out of the picture, Sanders certainly lived up to the hype in 2018 by rushing for 1,274 yards to go along with nine touchdowns, but it was his performance at the combine that has everyone raving at the moment.

While the 4.49 time in the 40-yard dash stands out from Indianapolis, a team like the Rams would love to work with someone like Sanders for other skills he possesses, especially his ability to block opponents.

Also, Sanders has received high praise for his vision on the football field, so one can only imagine how effective he could be on an offense like Los Angeles.