LA Rams fans are going to love that power running of Kyren Williams
The LA Rams were stealth-like ninjas before the 2022 NFL Draft. It was awfully tough to get a bead on the positions they were interested in. Almost all of the reports confirming meetings between rookie hopefuls and the Rams dried up. And the LA Rams, starting their rookie draft class at 104, and finishing off with a grand total of eight picks was far too paltry for the major NFL Networks to spend much time investigating.
The NFL Draft coverage has been, is, and will be about those Day-1 rookies who are selected with the promise and full NFL media backing to infuse new hope into bad teams. Now, it’s a marketing bonanza to do so. The NFL is about selling tickets, and television contracts, and creating audiences in 32 NFL teams’ primary markets.
But for the LA Rams, their interests are more narrowly focused. Entering the draft by starting their selections with the 104th overall pick, and drafting eight prospects gives other NFL teams the jump on who the Rams are targeting. Many teams are not nearly as effective in analyzing and drafting successfully as the Rams are, and would love nothing better than to grab the players before the Rams have the opportunity to do so.
And so, the Rams became radio silent of sorts this year. Much like the Marvel movie Iron Man III nemesis – The Mandarin.
And so, we never had that chance to prepare for who the LA Rams might select. But now that we know, we are warming up rapidly to the new faces on the team. One such player who we are becoming familiar with as quickly as possible is newly drafted former Notre Dame running Back Kyren Williams.
Didn’t the LA Rams have enough running backs on the roster? Numerically? Sure. But after last year, when almost the entire running back room was obliterated with significant injuries, the Rams running back roster returns accompanied by plenty of questions. Now? Some of those questions have been addressed with the selection of RB Kyren Williams out of Notre Dame with the 164th pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. Here’s how: