3 reasons why Rams added FA RB Boston Scott just hours after the draft

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II: He brings big play ability

While you may view RB Boston Scott's career production of 302 carries for 1295 yards and 16 touchdowns with some skepticism, he does in fact bring big play ability to this offense. His longest run was for 56 yards in 2020, but he has the ability to break away with any carry. That is a fun factor when he comes into a game to relieve the starter.

He is also capable of big plays as a receiver out of the backfield as well. His longest reception was for 39 yards in 2019, but he had a 27-yard reception in 2023. Now, keep in mind that he is a rotational player who comes in off the bench to give starters some rest. That results in a small portion of offensive snaps going his way.

In 2023, Scott had 68 offensive snaps and 186 special teams snaps. From that, he put up 20 carries for 86 yards and five rushing first downs. He also caught four of six passes for 52 yards and two receiving first downs. He did play against the Rams in 2023, but was limited to special teams exclusively.

Scott is most effective when used in a Darren Sproles-like role. And Sproles exploded in Year 7 when he left the then-San Diego Chargers and joined a more sophisticated offense of the New Orleans Saints. Now, Scott is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles after six years, and joining a rather proficient LA Rams offense in Year 7. Will he have the same results? Stay tuned.