Who should LA Rams target from each NFL team at Trade Deadline
11 – New Orleans Saints
The LA Rams rushing attack is slowly losing its punch, but New Orleans Saints running back Dwayne Washington could help put it back on track. Right now, he’s not getting much work in the Saints’ offense. But he stands 6-foot-1 and weighs a powerful 223-pounds. That’s a solid size for running with the football in the NFL.
He has seen playing time on the Saints offense, typically in a rotational-only role.
He just so happens to be the Saints kick returner, a role that he does very well at. In fact, the reason to add Washington would primarily be to bolster the special teams’ play, an area that is sorely in need of some veteran leadership.
The Rams need a kick returner. The plan to use rookies Tutu Atwell, Jake Funk, and now Ben Skowronek to return kickoffs and punts has not gone as well as hoped for. In fact, Skowronek’s most recent attempts to run kickoffs out of the end zone hurt the Rams’ offense with their starting field position.
If only the Rams had a veteran, who knew from experience when to run it out of the endzone and when to simply take a knee for a touchback, the offense would have a better field position to start their drives. Washington could introduce that veteran wisdom. And if the Rams needed a ball carrier in a pinch, he could do that as well.