Memphis running back Patrick Taylor Jr.
The third option for the LA Rams running back position is 6-foot-3 227 pound Patrick Taylor Jr. A bruising running back, Taylor can take over a game when he gets on a roll. Despite his size, he can maintain a low center of gravity and keep his legs churning all the while. A large target, Taylor can employ either a straight-ahead pop run, or a change-direction-in-a-flash style. That gives him a nice advantage over defenders, as he can counter would-be tacklers by either running through them or by making them miss.
While not as much of a big-play threat as some running backs, Taylor offers surprising burst when he isolates in the open field. At 6-foot-3, he is as difficult to bring down as a tight end. As such, he has lined up in the slot as a receiver at times too.
Thanks to his size and strength, Taylor can get into the end zone almost at will. A former teammate of current Rams running back Darrell Henderson, Taylor scored 32 times in less than 500 touches.
Taylor would be a nice fit for the Rams, and would be a great teammate for both Malcolm Brown and Henderson. Due to a 2019 injury, Taylor may fall all the way to day three of the 2020 NFL Draft. If the Rams trade Gurley and fail to select either Moss or Akers, Patrick Taylor Jr. is a great backup option.