3 reasons why LA Rams RB Xavier Jones can become red zone rusher
By Bret Stuter
He just scores touchdowns
How can we be so certain of Xavier Jones’s ability to punch the ball over the plane in a football game? For that matter how can we be sure that the guy can even carry the ball for positive yards in an NFL game? Well, truth be told, we can’t. But on the same line of thought, there is no way to be certain that he can’t. It’s the future, and that’s not yet decided yet.
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All we have is the past, and the presumption that what once was will likely be. Defensive lineman Aaron Donald is one of the most powerful defensive linemen in the NFL. There is no reason to believe otherwise. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has been one of the NFL’s most prolific passers, and there is no reason to believe he won’t do so for the Rams this year.
Finally, running back Xavier Jones was the top-ranked college football scorer in 2019. There is no reason to believe that he won’t translate that into the NFL. In one season over the span of just 13 games, he rushed for 23 touchdowns and caught two touchdown passes. One player put up 150 points for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs, and he went undrafted to sign with the LA Rams.
Truth be told, Xavier Jones did handle some carries against the Rams in two different scripted scrimmage games in 2020. After those contests, Aaron Donald commented that he thought that the young man ran hard and very well. So well, in fact, that he made it to the 53-man roster even though he was undrafted and even though he had almost no chance in training camp to earn a contributing role on the offense.