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

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1. Justice Hill

Plenty of running backs helped their draft stock in a big way over the last couple of days in Indianapolis, but the argument can be made that no player tops Justice Hill when it comes to the biggest impact of all.

Thanks to an impressive career with Oklahoma State, Hill was already considered one of the top running backs from this year’s draft class, but after earning the honors of being one of the big winners from the combine, his stock is certainly on the rise.

Most teams are hesitant to take a running back too early in drafts since previous years have seen plenty of teams find stars in the middle rounds, and it will be interesting to see how many draft boards see Hill move up in the next couple weeks.

Even after watching his combine end sooner than expected as a result of a hamstring injury, just the fact that he finished the 40-yard dash with a 4.40 time blew scouts away with this kind of performance.

Cowboys fans seemed pretty confident over the years they were fortunate enough to have a rare kind of talent in Hill, and it only seems like a matter of time before he’s causing all sorts of problems for opposing defenders.

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The Rams obviously committed to Gurley for the long run last offseason with that hefty contract extension, but given the circumstances of all the uncertainty surrounding the running back’s knee, now the question becomes whether the Rams look at players like Hill for insurance purposes.