5 reasons why RB is now LA Rams top priority in 2020 NFL Draft

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5 – Running back needs depth

Ironically, the LA Rams are deep at the offensive line right now. The depth is about where it should be at the wide receiver and tight end positions. But the team is shallow at both the quarterback and running back positions. The running back position is particularly shallow.

For 2019, remaining running backs Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown carried the ball just 108 times. In 2018, running backs Brown and C.J. Anderson carried the ball just 86 times. Right now, the available veterans remaining in the free agency market will likely not attract much attention. If the asking priced for Carlos Hyde drops to $1 million or less, the Rams could be persuaded to give him a one-yard prove-it deal.

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But the Rams will likely turn to the young prospects to fill the depth chart at running back.  We know that the Rams had met with both Utah running back Zack Moss and Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans.  Per our estimates, both players currently fall among round three prospects. If that holds true, then prospects like Memphis RB Antonio Gibson, Maryland RB Anthony McFarland, Arizona St. RB Eno Benjamin, or even a chance that Florida St. RB Cam Akers will fall to the Rams at the 84th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

For added talent, turn no further than the 2020 undrafted free agents for additional talent. Based on the depth at the position in the 2020 NFL Draft class, the Rams could find even a starting running back from the ranks of undrafted players this year.